“It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated” Part 2: REJECTED. Plus, Hallucinogens.

I finally got my anticipated rejection from Apex Magazine earlier this week. Now I need to figure out A) what's wrong with the story, and B) where to send it to next. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen until this weekend, because you know what, turds, I have a job. I also need to write …

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Many and Varied Obsession #472: Checking Statuses of Things

So I've written previously about how I have a couple of stories being held for consideration, one by Apex Magazine (which is fucking crazy) and one by Pseudopod (which is only a little less crazy). Since learning this information, I've been obsessed with finding out whether I will be rejected at the next stage. Pseudopod …

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I Didn’t Want You Anyway. Also, Bullet Journals (Mullet Journals?).

So a few new but uninteresting-to-anyone-but-me things happened this week. I got rejected by The Dark. Not THE DARK, as in the breathing black space that haunts closets everywhere, but the horror magazine. Rejection Game Strong thus far. Still waiting for DarkFuse, Pseudopod and Apex to tell me to fuck off. I have two weeks' …

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Rejectathon, Commence. Also, Submission Grinder.

So I polished some things up and sent them out. I look forward to either 1) boilerplate rejections, 2) personalized rejections, or 3) acceptances. #1 would surprise me the least; #2 would probably make me feel the worst; and #3 is unlikely. All the same. I kind of wish personalized rejections were less professional. They …

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Nightmare Magazine, Masques, Manuscript Format, Etc.

If you haven't read Nightmare, you should. It's a well-curated online horror and dark fantasy magazine with some non-fiction and podcast business going on as well. They have a subscription service, but there are also plenty of good stories available to read for free online. Although I would say subscribe; it's cheap and it helps the writers. …

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Laziness, Basic Bitches, Smoothies, DarkFuse and Rejection: Finding the Right Coffee Shop in Philly

Yesterday was President's Day, and I had the day off. I don't think I've ever had President's Day off, not in my entire career. It was kind of nice. I did the usual "it's my day off so I should do these things" bullshit, like dishes and vacuuming and admonishing the dog for being so …

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