Attend My Free Submissions Workshop at the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival

Gaithersburg Book Festival logo I've been invited to give my submissions workshop at the lovely Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, MD for a third time on Saturday, May 21. Perhaps you've written a few stories, poems or essays and want to know where and how to submit your work for publication. What's the best draft… Continue reading Attend My Free Submissions Workshop at the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival

Acceptance Isn’t Always Publication, or How “Evergreen Promises” Got Published

Photo by freestocks on Unsplash When are traditions worth breaking? When can they heal other patterns that hurt? My latest short story publication, "Evergreen Promises," explores these questions and appears in print in Palooka #12: Evergreen Promises “I’ll never buy a real Christmas tree again,” I say as I flip on the car’s emergency lights. “Huh?” My stepdaughter… Continue reading Acceptance Isn’t Always Publication, or How “Evergreen Promises” Got Published

Winter 2022 Rejections: Mystery Magazine, Asimov’s, Epiphany, Alaska Quarterly Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and More Literary Journals

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Welcome to The Rejection Quarterly, Winter 2022 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 rejections I collected from December 2021 - February 2022. Rejection from Fiction… Continue reading Winter 2022 Rejections: Mystery Magazine, Asimov’s, Epiphany, Alaska Quarterly Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and More Literary Journals

Fall 2021 Rejections: Boulevard, The Southern Review, Nimrod International Journal, and Kenyon Review, and More Literary Journals

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Welcome to The Rejection Quarterly, Fall 2021 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 rejections I collected from September 2021 - November 2021. Rejection from Boulevard… Continue reading Fall 2021 Rejections: Boulevard, The Southern Review, Nimrod International Journal, and Kenyon Review, and More Literary Journals

Summer 2021 Rejections: Crazyhorse, Epiphany, Ninth Letter, The Normal School, and More Literary Journals

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Welcome to The Rejection Quarterly, Summer 2021 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 2021 - August 2021. Rejection from… Continue reading Summer 2021 Rejections: Crazyhorse, Epiphany, Ninth Letter, The Normal School, and More Literary Journals

Spring 2021 Rejections: The Common, The Cincinnati Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Rumpus, Upstreet, and More Literary Journals

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Welcome to The Rejection Quarterly, Spring 2021 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 March 2021 - May 2021. Rejection from… Continue reading Spring 2021 Rejections: The Common, The Cincinnati Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Rumpus, Upstreet, and More Literary Journals

Winter 2021 Rejections: The Missouri Review, Crazyhorse, Witness, Epiphany, Ruminate, SmokeLong Quarterly, 100 Word Story, and More Literary Journals

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Welcome to The Rejection Quarterly, Winter 2021 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 December 2020 - February 2021. Rejection from… Continue reading Winter 2021 Rejections: The Missouri Review, Crazyhorse, Witness, Epiphany, Ruminate, SmokeLong Quarterly, 100 Word Story, and More Literary Journals

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

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

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.

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.

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