Feels kinda funny, this not being rejected. For days, in a row. Of course, now I’ve probably jinxed myself and two or three “no thanks” emails will arrive in the inbox before the witching hour.
H/t Numero Cinq.
Contray was so fond of my submission they invited me to submit again. To the next issue. Shotgun Honey encourages me to take another shot, with another story. Bete Noire didn’t think my piece was very engaging. Redivider thanks and appreciates me and my writing, but &c.
I have this little game I like to play with Kevin O’Cunn at Word Riot. I send him a story, he rejects it. He did give a comment this time, though, roughly: more story, less artifice. I can feel that.
Which phrase just threw you Oklahoma fans out there into a cold sweat. #1 Nebraska puts away #2 Oklahoma. Again. Glory, my friends, glory.
Vestal Review says, “Good writing, well told, just not quite right for us. Sorry to say no.” Nice of them to say so. Mixer appreciates the chance &c. Comets & Criminals thanks me but unfortunately &c.
Now for something completely different. My pal Jane Wright, mother extraordinaire, posted an extensive list of her favorite children’s books at Facebook. It was too good not to get out into a more public forum. When (not if) you need to hammer your kid into a state of wide-eyed submission, do it with a book,…
If I could issue commands from this post, my hand would be seizing you by the throat right now, demanding that you click upon the following links and go read a couple of the best damn stories I’ve ever come across online. Broken sentences give form to broken lives, tense and tight and no bullshit….
Some day. All these arrived in my inbox today (and there’s still a good two and a half hours of day to go): Clarkesworld thanks me but the story isn’t quite &c. TriQuarterly thanks me, but the story doesn’t &c. Shotgun Honey thanks me for taking the time but &c.
Yes, college football is shot through with corruption, cheating, abuses, and sweet, sweet ill-gotten adrenaline. But there are a few knights out there yet. Like Nevada’s Chris Ault: Ault’s current contract ends June 30, 2012. His new contract calls for a $25,000 annual salary increase, but Ault has indicated his decision to forgo the increase…