Fall 2020 Rejections: AGNI, The Baltimore Review, CRAFT, Epiphany, Nimrod, Ruminate, Witness, and More Literary Journals

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Welcome to The Rejection Quarterly, Fall 2020 edition. Sharing rejections shares the effort behind submissions and makes celebrating acceptances even sweeter. What kind of literary journal rejections are you seeing? On the road to publication, why not "publish" the rejections themselves? Here are the various rejections I collected from September 2020 - November 2020. Rejection from… Continue reading Fall 2020 Rejections: AGNI, The Baltimore Review, CRAFT, Epiphany, Nimrod, Ruminate, Witness, and More Literary Journals

Winter 2020 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

See my latest roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed: This contest submissions season covers deadlines from December 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover, and New Pages for many of these contests. This season includes less opportunities than usual as 2020 has slowed, rescheduled, or cancelled numerous publishing efforts that I’m aware… Continue reading Winter 2020 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

Awarded 3rd Place in Library Film Festival

aisles of ideas is a 2-minute short film that answers "what does the library mean to you?" Watch aisles of ideas below or on Vimeo: The film premiered at the KCLS Reel Fest on Monday, September 28, 2020 and earned 3rd Place! Watch the other lovely films from the premiere: https://youtu.be/Z0JF_aPWbqs Congrats to everyone who… Continue reading Awarded 3rd Place in Library Film Festival

Attend my Short Film Premiere Monday, Sept 28

What does the library mean to you? That was the question posed by King County Library System (KCLS) Reel Fest in January. I had 2 minutes to answer on film. I got my family to help. Together, we made "aisles of ideas." We shared my experiences reading inspiring words, writing, submitting, and seeing it go… Continue reading Attend my Short Film Premiere Monday, Sept 28

Summer 2020 Rejections: The Missouri Review, Boulevard, Crazyhorse, Granta, Catapult, Ninth Letter, and More Literary Journals

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Welcome to The Rejection Quarterly, Summer 2020 edition. Sharing rejections shares the effort behind submissions and makes celebrating acceptances even sweeter. What kind of literary journal rejections are you seeing? On the road to publication, why not "publish" the rejections themselves? Here are the various rejections I collected from June 2020 - August 2020. Rejection from… Continue reading Summer 2020 Rejections: The Missouri Review, Boulevard, Crazyhorse, Granta, Catapult, Ninth Letter, and More Literary Journals

Fall 2020 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

See my latest roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed: This contest submissions season covers deadlines from September 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover, and New Pages for many of these contests.Much like editors are looking for reasons to reject work, I want to focus on opportunities worth my time. Thus, my… Continue reading Fall 2020 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

Spring 2020 Rejections: One Story, Narrative, Epiphany, Ruminate, Berkeley Fiction Review, Lumina, and More Literary Journals

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Sharing rejections shares the effort behind submissions and makes celebrating acceptances even sweeter. What kind of literary journal rejections are you seeing? On the road to publication, why not "publish" the rejections themselves? Here are the various rejections I collected from December 2019 - February 2020.

Watch My “How to Submit Your Writing for Publication” Workshop from the 2020 Gaithersburg Book Festival

I cover the following submission topics in my workshop: - how submitting shorter writing benefits longer writing - why you should submit - what writing to submit - where to submit - how to submit - what to do while you wait for a response - handling rejections - when to revise & resubmit - giving up - how to get accepted and published

Summer 2020 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

See my latest roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed: This contest submissions season covers deadlines from June 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020. Summer is a slower time for any literary journal or contest associated with a university, but there are still opportunities between beach waves and new drafts. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover,… Continue reading Summer 2020 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

How Leaving San Francisco Got Me Published… in a San Francisco Zine

How do you say goodbye to a brief universe inside you? Find out in my latest flash fiction, "Glimmering Sidewalks," published in the first zine from The Racket: Quarantine Journal. What amount of effort went into getting "Glimmering Sidewalks" published? 300 words2 drafts15 submissions14 rejections, 6 encouraging rejections These numbers are on par with my… Continue reading How Leaving San Francisco Got Me Published… in a San Francisco Zine

Winter 2020 Rejections: Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Sun, The Oxford American, Epiphany, and More Literary Journals

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Sharing rejections shares the effort behind submissions and makes celebrating acceptances even sweeter. What kind of literary journal rejections are you seeing? On the road to publication, why not "publish" the rejections themselves? Here are the various rejections I collected from December 2019 - February 2020.

Spring 2020 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

See my latest roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed: This contest submissions season covers deadlines from March through May 2020. Spring is an active submission time for many literary journals and contests associated with universities, before they break for summer. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover, and New Pages for many of these contests. I found 21… Continue reading Spring 2020 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

Fall 2019 Rejections: Kenyon Review, Tin House Online, The Iowa Review, AGNI, Boulevard, Granta, Witness, and More Literary Journals

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Welcome to The Rejection Quarterly, Fall 2019 edition. Sharing rejections shares the effort behind submissions and makes celebrating acceptances even sweeter. What kind of literary journal rejections are you seeing? On the road to publication, why not "publish" the rejections themselves? Here are the various rejections I collected from September 2019 - November 2019. Encouraging Rejection… Continue reading Fall 2019 Rejections: Kenyon Review, Tin House Online, The Iowa Review, AGNI, Boulevard, Granta, Witness, and More Literary Journals

How Long Did It Take for My First Submittable Acceptance to be Published?

How much does chivalry really cost on a summer night where young ideals are alive and well? Find out the dollar answer and its unexpected justification in "The Price of Chivalry," my most recent short story publication, available now in From Whispers to Roars: Volume 2, Issue 2. What amount of effort went into getting… Continue reading How Long Did It Take for My First Submittable Acceptance to be Published?

Winter 2019 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

See my latest roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed: This contest submissions season covers deadlines from December 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020. Finish the year strong by sending out your best work and start the new year with an invigorating round of submissions. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover, and New Pages for many of these… Continue reading Winter 2019 Writing Contests & Reasons to Submit to Each

How a Regional Writing Conference Led to Publication in The Best American Mystery Stories 2019

The Best American Mystery Stories 2019 cover

About a year ago, I attended the 2018 Maryland Writers’ Association Annual Conference, this led to my first short story publication in a genre I don’t typically write, and a reprint in the prestigious The Best American Mystery Stories 2019 anthology edited by Otto Penzler and Jonathan Lethem. The anthology is available nationwide today, on… Continue reading How a Regional Writing Conference Led to Publication in The Best American Mystery Stories 2019

Fall 2019 Writing Contest Roundup

See my latest roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed: This contest submissions season covers deadlines from September 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover, and New Pages for many of these contests. I found 16 opportunities for emerging and established fiction writers. Each comes with its own handy list of reasons to… Continue reading Fall 2019 Writing Contest Roundup

Awarded 2nd Place for Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest

I'm humbled to share that I've been accepted by Glimmer Train, one of my dream markets. This was the first literary journal I read. They inspired me to start submitting and have read most of my fiction. And though 2019 will be their last year in print, I'm incredibly honored that I won 2nd place… Continue reading Awarded 2nd Place for Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest