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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day October 19, 2011 - 11:13am

Just got my first rejection: PANK magazine.

Yours?

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 19, 2011 - 11:18am

Oh man, PANK is a bitch to get into.  Keep trying.

My last one was Fairy Tale Review.  The piece was about Tinker Bell on Lexapro so I kind of had it coming.

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian October 19, 2011 - 11:20am

Writer's Forum -- UK mag.

Did the Rocky thing and trained then went back and kicked the editor in the vagina and charged her £300 for the pleasure.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. October 19, 2011 - 11:59am

I kept a spreadsheet of the story, the submission date, the response date, if it was accepted or rejected, and reason for rejection (if they sent back any note).  The point was to stop myself from accidently sending a story to the same place twice, but it became a long list.  I think Glimmertrain got sent everything I wrote, and they rejected every single piece :).

 

 

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day October 19, 2011 - 2:23pm

To anyone who's been published,  how many rejections did you get before you got your first acceptance?

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 19, 2011 - 2:36pm

I think it was about three for me.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig October 19, 2011 - 3:03pm

Esquire.

And no letter, either, as it was a fiction contest. No news is BAD news, folks! Don't let anyone tell you any different!

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig October 19, 2011 - 3:04pm

My last one was Fairy Tale Review.  The piece was about Tinker Bell on Lexapro so I kind of had it coming.

This sounds amazing.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 19, 2011 - 3:09pm

the new yorker, conville and walsh, serpent's tale. That given, the story I tried to submit was ripe bullcrap. Then again, I wrote it when I was fourteen so...

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit October 19, 2011 - 3:24pm

I got rejected 68 times before I made my first short fiction sale. I've been rejected 100 times since then, too, with a total of 8 fiction sales scattered throughout the roughly 175 rejections.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 19, 2011 - 3:33pm

My latest rejection was from Pear Noir for a short story that I've been sending out all year.  Fourteen submissions and no bites, although I did get some really great personal feedback from a couple magazines.

My first acceptance happened after two submissions (with a different story), but I was really lucky because I had a story that fit pretty much exactly what the magazine was looking for.  Sadly, I can't seem to find that luck again.

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day October 19, 2011 - 3:40pm

Alex and Beka, where have you been published?

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 19, 2011 - 4:48pm

"A Fairytale Girl For Every Budding Boy" in Pulp Metal Magazine

"Eden" in the first issue of L'Allure des Mots

I wrote both those stories in Mark's "Art of the Short Story" class, which is well-worth taking if he offers it again.

Also, Alex, I've gotta say you're a badass.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 19, 2011 - 5:16pm

I think that picking your markets carefully is good way to avoid the huge pile of rejections. Whenever I have been trying to get a story out there I've focused on sites that tend to run similar styles of stories to mine.

The results have been double edged - Downside is that it takes me longer, especially as I don't usually simultaenously subit. Bit of a drag at times because I'm not especially fast at the writing and workshopping stages either. Upside is that I haven't had that many rejections though, most of the stuff I have sent out has found a home I'm more than happy with.

Still there are a few - NEON is a magazine in the UK that I like the look of, but they haven't been keen on my stuff. Blink Ink have never been bothered about my micro-fiction pieces. Took me a few goes to get a story at Dirty Noir and Shotgun Honey have passed on some stuff since the one hit I did get there.

 

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit October 19, 2011 - 5:43pm

@Bekanator: You're the first to ever directly accuse me of badassery, but I guess I won't argue. ;-)

@Nick:

“In the Arms of Lachiga”
Digital Science Fiction Anthology 4
— ed. Christine Clukey, Digital Science Fiction, (forthcoming)

“Touching from a Distance”
Rockets, Swords, and Rainbows: New Tales of Science Fiction
— ed. Bill Tucker, Library of Science Fiction Press, (forthcoming)

“Deep Within Lay Humanity”
Zombies Without Borders
— ed. Bill Tucker, Library of the Living Dead Press, (forthcoming)

“Night of the Widow”
Fearology 2: Beware All Animals Great and Small
— ed. Bill Tucker, Library of Horror Press, (forthcoming)

“La Boca del Diablo”
Dark Highlands, Vol. 3
— ed. J. R. Tschopp, et al., (forthcoming)

“El Mirador”
Mirror Shards: Extending the Edges of Augmented Reality, Vol. 1
— ed. Thomas K. Carpenter, Black Moon Books, August 2011

“The Darkling Door”
Made You Flinch: Stories to Unnerve, Disturb, and Freak You Out
— ed. Bill Tucker, Library of Horror Press, June 2011

“Taken by Darkness”
Dark Highlands, Vol. 2
— ed. J. R. Tschopp, et al., April 2011

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PROleary from central NJ is reading anything and everything October 20, 2011 - 6:18am

I also just got rejected from PANK. It was for their under 55 word story issue. I thought it was a shoe-in.

But, that happens alot. I submit stories I know are sure things and then get rejected. Then I get suprised when I get other pieces accepted somewhere.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig October 22, 2011 - 7:55pm

First rejection LETTER and I am calling it a mile stone. Forty Ounce Bachelors.

Great constructive criticism and I actually feel PRETTY good about it, I think I have a chance of getting published through them at some other time. 

More beer, in celebration and mourning.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch October 22, 2011 - 8:55pm

Oh God I'm embarrassed to say this: I keep losing track! I say to myself I'll be very good in the future, I start lists, then I say screw it and then I don't do anything for a while.
Please don't do what I do.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. October 22, 2011 - 9:35pm

Glimmertrain here also.

But I've been published a few places in the past:  Gothic.net, a few print anthologies and poetry anthologies.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like October 23, 2011 - 4:07pm

a wide variety (in no intentional order) --

Kenyon Review, McSweeny's, Poetry, The Offending Adam, Elimae, Quick Fiction, Birkensnake, The Collagist, Ninth Letter, Failbetter, Hobart, Anomalous, Fried Chicken and Coffee, Boulevard, Fractured West, Trust and Treachery Anthology, (EDIT - Diagram, Gigantic)

writing is fun

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 23, 2011 - 3:33pm

canteen

the velvet anthology

colored chalk

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spence from planet is reading Books October 24, 2011 - 8:06am

Pedestal Magazine

FRiGG

Specter

Slice

Mixer Publishing

Fix It Broken

Underground Voices

Battered Suitcase

Tin House

Glimmer Train

Swill

Kill Author

Dark Sky

Word Riot

Foundling Review

Neon

Pear Noir

State of Imagination

I expect rejection nowadays. The rare acceptance letter makes all of them worth it though.

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chickie from Memphis, TN is reading subterranean kerouac October 24, 2011 - 8:44am

My first rejection was from Reader's Digest.  They even sent me a kind of PO'd letter telling me how I failed to follow conventions like including a self addressed stamped envelope.

Pretty cool, actually, considering I was about eleven years old.

 

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound October 24, 2011 - 8:50am

I think Short, Fast and Deadly. Took a few tries in there to get a story.

Then Neon I believe. Then a few places which are usually fair enough because I get excited about finishing a story and sending it off when it's not properly finished.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 24, 2011 - 9:16am

Oh, Spence reminded me, I also got turned down by Kill Author.

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Dave Reuss from Bozeman is reading Now is the Hour October 24, 2011 - 9:25am

Spilling Ink, WordRiot, The Other Room, with plenty more on the way... I can feel it.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 24, 2011 - 9:39am

Word Riot is crazy difficult to get.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs October 26, 2011 - 8:03pm

I'm one for six with Word Riot (at least since I started using Duotrope: they may have rejected me before then). And two of those rejections were for some print anthology (rather than the website) that they were doing and I submitted to it around the beginning of the year (and can't remember the details about it). I assume it was a lot more difficult to get a story accepted into the anthology than the website. I probably get stuff accepted 1/3 of the time, but I rarely submit.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 26, 2011 - 7:58pm

Word Riot rejected me within three hours of my submission today.  I was rather impressed.

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Dan from Santa Monica, CA is reading Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk October 27, 2011 - 10:35am

I was rejected by Word Riot and PANK recently too.

And I have to say, I am also impressed that I even hear back from these magazines...

It's funny, all I have ever read about being a writer is being rejected constantly, so we I get rejected I feel like now I'm a "real" writer.

Someone told me a story about how Stephen King wrote in his basement and placed a nail above his typewriter. On this nail he stabbed all of his rejection letters. And one by one they kept piling up towards the head of that nail until he published "Carrie" in 1974.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs October 27, 2011 - 8:39am

I really want to read Carrie when I find the time because I think Stephen King's novels usually make great movies and television miniseries but I don't think they're good books because they're all a few hundred pages too long and filled with way too many details. And his editors seem to be too timid to suggest any cuts or changes, so they just fix his typos. But since Carrie was his first book, he probably he had a "real" editor back then so I'm interested in reading it (plus it's short, unlike the vast majority of his other books). I also really liked the movie (and Brian DePalma movies in general). Although seeing the movie before reading the book ruins my reading experience a little since I already know what's going to happen, but I hear the literary version of Carrie gets a little more "hardcore" than the character in the movie.

I used to read and enjoy his books in elementary school because while my friends were allowed to watch all these R-rated horror movies, my parents banned me from them but let me read anything I wanted, so Stephen King novels were my substitute. But when I got older, I started to hate his long-windedness and pretty much the only book that I've read by him that I think highly of is The Gunslinger.

So yeah, I have the tendency to get off-topic.

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David Welsh from New Hampshire is reading The Shining October 27, 2011 - 7:47am

I'm in the process of polishing my first story for submission. I'm super nervous, but I'm excited to get that first rejection letter.

Unless I get accepted on the first try, which is unlikely and would doom my career forever with the lopsided fortune.

I love the Stephen King Nail anecdote. I've joked with my wife that I need hammer a nail into the wall above the computer in our bedroom. She does not approve of that idea :)

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies October 27, 2011 - 8:19am

Accepted: 50 stories
Pending Submissions: 46
Rejected: 269

that's all in about the last four years. i won't list it all here, way too much.

but I love PANK, finally broke in there this year, online

i can list at least some markets that i've gotten into, that are still open to submissions, if you want:

PANK, Opium, Nefarious Muse, Troubadour 21, ChiZine, Word Riot, 3:AM Magazine, Pear Noir!, Metazen, Snubnose Press (Speedloader), StepAway Magazine, Dirty Noir, Shotgun Honey, Thunderdome, Gargoyle, Cannoli Pie, Zouch (contest 6th place, up soon), etc.

To read those stories, here's a complete list of online links:

http://whatdoesnotkillme.com/category/short-stories-online/

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit October 27, 2011 - 8:30am

@Bradley: Yeah, Carrie was the last King novel I read, and it was far superior to the film version, which is still pretty great. Definitely worth reading. It's very different stylistically from the rest of his work.

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Dan from Santa Monica, CA is reading Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk October 27, 2011 - 10:51am

@ David

That is hilarious. I thought about putting a nail above my laptop too. Probably not as cool as above a typewriter though? And all rejection letters are by email now, so we would have to print them out.

And yes, embrace that first rejection letter with pride.

The way the ratio works, every rejection letter is one step closer to publication.

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simon morris from Originally, Philadelphia, PA; presently Miami Beach, FL is reading This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George October 27, 2011 - 11:28am

My string of acceptances of book-length projects ended at 3-3. They were all works of nonfiction and each sold to the first publisher to see them. Then I got it into my head that I could write fiction and got rejected by a couple of publishers before I decided that I needed to do more learning in the field before getting back into the fray. Thus, I am here. 

I do not get upset at rejection. It is a necessary part of the publishing cycle. My focus though is always on the publishers with the best track records so that when I do get rejected, it is by the best I can find.

I always joked that getting published is like getting married. I would rather be rejected by a millionairess nymphomaniac, only child, whose father owns a chain of liquor stores in upscale neighborhoods and whose doctor gave him six weeks to live than by some two-bit heroin whore who can't even fill her bag of quarters each day.

For that reason, I will never consider self-publishing. That is like online sex. The only bang is the one you give yourself. I start with the best publishers who will take unagented material and work down. I have been lucky. I hit the top of the heap on my first two books mainly because I researched their dance cards and found a hole where my little corner of expertise fit.

My fiction focus is reality reimagined. I believe, for purposes of writing fiction, in the theory of parallel lives. If only one small change occurred at a critical moment, the following might have occurred. And that is where my stories begin...sometimes with desultory outcomes. It follows my philosophy of life: If you wish in one hand and piss in the other, watch which one will fill up fastest.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 27, 2011 - 5:48pm

I've only been seriously submitting for a year now.  I take the rejections hard at times, but not personally.  It's never really rejection that upsets me; it's moreso looking at the other writers published in the magazines I'm striving to get into and seeing the extensive list of places they've been published.  There are times when I feel like I'll never get my foot in the door.  It's those "the glass is definately half-empty" moments that really suck.  But I know that with enough effort that I'll have myself a fucking list as well.

@Richard - I love the tally you've got going.  I wonder what everyone else's looks like.  Here's mine:

Accepted: 2
Pending: 2
Rejected: 19

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club October 27, 2011 - 5:56pm

This thread is slightly depressing; I've never made a submission to anywhere yet. I'm currently revising a short story I did for the Zen Mind class, and plan to shoot it out to a few places. Perhaps in a few months I'll rightly be able to contribute to this thread. 

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day October 27, 2011 - 6:13pm

@ simon:  batting .500 is pretty damn impressive.   What kind of nonfiction have you written/sold?

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs October 27, 2011 - 7:36pm

To anyone who's been published,  how many rejections did you get before you got your first acceptance?

I think I submitted a novel before I ever submitted a story and it was accepted by the first small press that I sent it to.

Although I think I may have entered one short story contest before that (which didn't have an entry fee because I think the vast majority of contests with fees--and most of them have fees--aren't worth the money). I didn't win or "place" in it. Although I vaguely remember some story contest that I won second place many years before it (when I was like 18 or 19) and it was for some random website that I can't remember anything about except that it wasn't related to literature. It probably no longer exists. I think the same story was published in my college's undergrad lit journal, which was my first publication. I didn't even submit the story. A few of the journal's editors were in a creative writing class with me, liked one of my stories, and asked if they could publish it because they needed to fill some space in the next issue. And I think the journal was distributed on-campus and didn't cost anything, so it wasn't like those prestigous dull lit journals MFA programs publish that you can buy at bookstores.

Before I submitted my novel, I "published" a lot of my writing in my friend's zine, so rejection wasn't a factor in that regard. He put out one issue a month for a while with a circulation of around 100 to 200 copies. And each issue was about 20 pages (or 10 pages with stuff on both sides).  And the pages had collage backgrounds with sections of text pasted over them and they were copied on a copy machine at Kinko's. My friend would use his student I.D. (even though he was no longer a student) to get a discount on the cost of the copies and he maybe spent like $100 for each issue.  We'd staple the pages together ourselves. And we'd leave the copies behind at coffee shops and record stores around the city and people could get them for free.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 27, 2011 - 7:28pm

accepted: 6

rejected: 3

pending: 0

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day November 22, 2011 - 9:15pm

Camera Obscura

www.obscurajournal.com

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. November 22, 2011 - 9:31pm

I've been accepted in one open submission. Rejected by another. I should really focus on re-writes and sending more work out.

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Jamie Grefe from Michigan November 23, 2011 - 4:15pm

I'm rejected all the time, but often try to use the rejections as a chance to further improve the piece or try to see it from the angle of the editor(s) of the particular journal that I submitted it to. Rejections can be useful if a personalized response is given or they spur me on to dig deeper into the site that rejected me and become even more familiar with the site. 

Recent rejections: Microhorror, Shotgun Honey, Word Riot, PANK

About 15 pending. 

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks November 26, 2011 - 6:30pm

If I count everything I've ever submitted since I started writing, I'd guess at having been rejected more than a hundred times, with four acceptances thus far (those four, thankfully, having been picked up in the past year). Though if I only count the number of rejections since taking writing seriously, I'd clock it closer to fifty or so.

I've been featured at microhorror, snmhorrormag (twice), and will be in Kzine in a month or two. Nothing spectacular, but everyone's gotta start somewhere. Rejection only matters if you're the type of writer that will let rejection stop you from writing. But real writers don't really care if they get accepted and they can't be told that they can't write. They go on regardless. Hence why so many published writers will tell you that they've been rejected a thousand times. Other people? They usually give up and never become what they could have if they kept going.

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jl85 from originally East Tennessee now Southern California is reading everything I can November 27, 2011 - 11:05am

I submitted my first short to Electric Literature in October and their website says to wait up to 6 months for a response, so keeping my fingers crossed. Expecting the worst, hoping for the best, fingers crossed.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies December 3, 2011 - 8:08am

here's every rejection i've ever gotten. pardon the horrible formatting:

Three Mistakes Fiction 3 AM Magazine TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 08 Apr 2009   14 Apr 2009 Rejection, Personal 6       Update
Victimized Fiction Alaska Quarterly Review    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 23 Oct 2009   11 Nov 2009 Rejection, Form 19 49 120   Update
Buried Fiction Amphetamine Press CLOSED    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 27 Jun 2009   18 Jul 2009 Rejection, Personal 21       Update
Three Mistakes Fiction anderbo.com    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 03 Feb 2009   04 Feb 2009 Rejection, Form 1 3 30   Update
Released Fiction anderbo.com    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 04 Feb 2009   05 Feb 2009 Rejection, Form 1 3 30   Update
Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave Fiction anderbo.com  EM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 05 Apr 2011   07 Apr 2011 Rejection, Form 2 3 30   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction anderbo.com  EM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 19 Jul 2011   21 Jul 2011 Rejection, Form 2 3 30   Update
ReleasedV2 Fiction Annalemma    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 11 Dec 2009   12 Jan 2010 Rejection, Personal 32 63     Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Annalemma  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 20 Feb 2011   19 Apr 2011 Rejection, Personal 58 63     Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Apex Magazine  SM - Hey Publisher Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 20 Jul 2011   04 Aug 2011 Rejection, Form 15 35 60   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Apex Magazine  SM - Hey Publisher Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 24 Aug 2011   08 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 15 35 60   Update
Fireflies Fiction Apex Magazine  via Hey Publisher Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 09 Nov 2011   01 Dec 2011 Rejection, Form 22 35 60   Update
Transubstantiate_Novel Fiction Apodis Publishing TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 20 Aug 2009   14 Jan 2010 Rejection, Personal 147       Update
Victimized Fiction Aurealis TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 04 Aug 2009   28 Jan 2010 Rejection, Personal 177   90   Update
Released Fiction Avery Anthology TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Apr 2009   07 Aug 2009 Rejection, Personal 128 77 90   Update
Released Fiction Bat City Review TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 26 Jun 2008   21 Oct 2008 Rejection, Form 117 76     Update
Stillness Fiction Bat City Review TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 26 Jun 2008   21 Oct 2008 Rejection, Form 117 76     Update
Underground Wonderbound Fiction Bat City Review TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 26 Jun 2008   21 Oct 2008 Rejection, Form 117 76     Update
Victimized Fiction Bat City Review TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 08 Jun 2009   18 Aug 2009 Rejection, Form 71 76     Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Bat City Review TEMP CLOSED  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 11 Jun 2011   05 Jul 2011 Rejection, Form 24 76     Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Bat City Review TEMP CLOSED  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 18 Jul 2011   21 Aug 2011 Rejection, Form 34 76     Update
Unzipped Fiction Battered Suitcase, The CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 18 Dec 2008   31 Jan 2009 Rejection, Personal 44 51 60   Update
Released Fiction Battered Suitcase, The CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 07 Mar 2009   28 Jun 2009 Rejection, Personal 113 51 60   Update
Seeing Red Fiction Big Lucks  EM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 09 Feb 2011   03 Apr 2011 Rejection, Form 53 54     Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Black Static  Mailed to UK Postal Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 28 Jan 2011   29 Jul 2011 Rejection, Form 182 41     Update
Condemned Fiction Black Warrior Review    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Feb 2008   08 Apr 2008 Rejection, Form 67 106 150   Update
Victimized Fiction Black Warrior Review    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 20 Feb 2009   24 Aug 2009 Rejection, Form 185 106 150   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Black Warrior Review  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 16 Sep 2011   13 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 27 106 150   Update
Pit of Fire, River of Tears Fiction Blink-Ink  EM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 07 May 2011   19 May 2011 Rejection, Personal 12 77 30   Update
Stillness Fiction BOMB Magazine (First Proof Literary Supplement) TEMP CLOSED    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 26 Jun 2008   07 Jul 2008 Rejection, Form 11 62 180   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Caketrain  EM - Two stories Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 04 Mar 2011   04 Jun 2011 Rejection, Form 92 65 180   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Camera Obscura  WEB SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 08 Dec 2010   07 Mar 2011 Rejection, Form 89 73     Update
Underground Wonderbound Fiction Canteen    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 27 Jun 2008   09 Dec 2008 Rejection, Personal 165 215 180   Update
Released Fiction Carve Magazine    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Feb 2008   09 Jul 2008 Rejection, Form 159 172 180   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction ChiZine (Chiaroscuro) TEMP CLOSED  EM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 14 Mar 2011   11 Jun 2011 Rejection, Personal 89 43 90   Update
Victimized Fiction Clarkesworld Magazine    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 31 Jan 2010   02 Feb 2010 Rejection, Form 2 6 21   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Clarkesworld Magazine  SM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 27 Jan 2011   01 Feb 2011 Rejection, Form 5 6 21   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Clarkesworld Magazine  SM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 19 Jul 2011   22 Jul 2011 Rejection, Form 3 6 21   Update
Fireflies Fiction Clarkesworld Magazine  SM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 04 Nov 2011   07 Nov 2011 Rejection, Form 3 6 21   Update
Released Fiction Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Nov 2007   05 Jan 2008 Rejection, Personal 65       Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Collagist, The  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 19 Feb 2011   27 Apr 2011 Rejection, Personal 67 38     Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Collagist, The  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 27 Apr 2011   23 May 2011 Rejection, Form 26 38     Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Collagist, The  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 18 Jul 2011   31 Jul 2011 Rejection, Form 13 38     Update
Victimized Fiction Colorado Review    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 23 Oct 2009   31 Oct 2009 Rejection, Form 8 74 60   Update
Your Enemies Will Devour You Fiction Colored Chalk DEAD    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 29 Oct 2008   30 Nov 2008 Rejection, Personal 32   30   Update
Buried Fiction Colored Chalk DEAD    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 May 2009   15 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 14   30   Update
Dumpster Fiction Colored Chalk DEAD    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 May 2009   15 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 14   30   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Contrary  SM at site Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 23 Mar 2011   26 Jun 2011 Rejection, Personal 95 77 90   Update
Victimized Fiction Copper Nickel TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 09 Apr 2009   15 Jun 2009 Rejection, Personal 67 56 90   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Copper Nickel TEMP CLOSED  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 07 Dec 2010   24 Jan 2011 Rejection, Form 48 56 90   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Copper Nickel TEMP CLOSED  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 04 Mar 2011   04 Apr 2011 Rejection, Personal 31 56 90   Update
Stillness Fiction Crazyhorse    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 25 Nov 2008   27 Jan 2009 Rejection, Form 63 104 120   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Cream City Review TEMP CLOSED  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 07 Dec 2010   04 Mar 2011 Rejection, Form 87 134 240   Update
Victimized Fiction Dark Horizons DNQ    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 06 Feb 2010   26 Mar 2010 Rejection, Personal 48 52     Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Dark Horizons DNQ  EM - NSS Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 Aug 2011   06 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 36 52     Update
Wicker Park Pause Fiction Dark River Magazine  EM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 10 Nov 2011   20 Nov 2011 Rejection, Form 10       Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Dark Sky Magazine  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 16 Sep 2011   02 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 16 48 45   Update
Your Enemies Will Devour You Fiction DOGZPLOT    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 11 May 2009   22 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 11 2 14   Update
Interview Fiction Doorways Magazine CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Feb 2008   22 Jul 2008 Rejection, Personal 172   120   Update
Disintegration Fiction Dzanc Books  SMM - Query and first 25 pages. sent follow up to Dan on 10/12 Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 09 Apr 2011   24 Oct 2011 Rejection, Personal 198 219 180   Update
Your Enemies Will Devour You Fiction elimae    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 11 May 2009   12 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 1 4 7   Update
Dumpster Fiction elimae    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 12 May 2009   13 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 1 4 7   Update
Balance Fiction elimae    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 21 Oct 2009   21 Oct 2009 Rejection, Form 0 4 7   Update
Released Fiction Emerson Review, The    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 05 Feb 2009   28 Jun 2009 Rejection, Personal 143 52 60   Update
Three Mistakes Fiction Emerson Review, The    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 05 Feb 2009   06 Apr 2009 Rejection, Personal 60 52 60   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Fairy Tale Review TEMP CLOSED  EM - MSS/SS allowed Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 08 Feb 2011   15 May 2011 Rejection, Personal 96 161     Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Fairy Tale Review TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 08 Feb 2011   15 May 2011 Rejection, Personal 96 161     Update
Victimized Fiction Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF)    Postal Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 20 Feb 2009   02 Mar 2009 Rejection, Personal 10 11 60   Update
Transmogrify Fiction Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF)    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 Jul 2009   25 Jul 2009 Rejection, Personal 24 11 60   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF)  Mailed Postal Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 20 Jul 2011   30 Jul 2011 Rejection, Form 10 11 60   Update
Fireflies Fiction Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF)  Mailed Postal Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 05 Nov 2011   16 Nov 2011 Rejection, Form 11 11 60   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Fantasy Magazine CLOSED  WEB SM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 08 Dec 2010   08 Dec 2010 Rejection, Personal 0 2 30   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Fantasy Magazine CLOSED  SM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 20 Dec 2010   26 Dec 2010 Rejection, Personal 6 2 30   Update
Released Fiction Fiction International    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Jan 2008   01 Feb 2008 Rejection, Form 31 76 90   Update
ReleasedV2 Fiction Fifth Wednesday Journal    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 24 Apr 2009   30 Jul 2009 Rejection, Form 97 115 180   Update
Bloodline Fiction Flatmancrooked CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 29 Dec 2008   30 Jan 2009 Rejection, Form 32 170 70   Update
Released Fiction Flatmancrooked CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 02 Mar 2009   05 Apr 2009 Rejection, Personal 34 170 70   Update
Victimized Fiction Flatmancrooked CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 09 Apr 2009   30 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 51 170 70   Update
ReleasedV2 Fiction Fugue    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 07 Oct 2009   22 Nov 2009 Rejection, Form 46 46     Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Fugue  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Sep 2011   30 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 29 46     Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Fugue  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 16 Sep 2011   14 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 28 46     Update
Transubstantiate_Novel Fiction Fugue State Press    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 14 Aug 2009   17 Aug 2009 Rejection, Personal 3       Update
Condemned Fiction Glimmer Train Stories TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 02 Jul 2008   19 Sep 2008 Rejection, Form 79 77 90   Update
Three Mistakes Fiction Glimmer Train Stories TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 02 Jul 2008   19 Sep 2008 Rejection, Form 79 77 90   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Going Down Swinging DNQ  EM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 23 Feb 2011   27 May 2011 Rejection, Form 93 107     Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Going Down Swinging DNQ    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 23 Feb 2011   27 May 2011 Rejection, Form 93 107     Update
Released Fiction GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Aug 2007   05 Aug 2007 Rejection, Form 4 101     Update
Interview Fiction GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Feb 2008   05 Feb 2008 Rejection, Form 4 101     Update
Bloodline Fiction GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Feb 2008   07 Feb 2008 Rejection, Form 6 101     Update
Condemned Fiction GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 29 Dec 2008   28 Jan 2009 Rejection, Form 30 101     Update
Victimized Fiction GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 26 May 2009   31 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 5 101     Update
Transmogrify Fiction GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 18 Jun 2009   01 Jul 2009 Rejection, Form 13 101     Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Harpur Palate TEMP CLOSED  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Sep 2011   14 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 13 29 240   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Hayden's Ferry Review  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 24 May 2011   22 Jun 2011 Rejection, Form 29 44 120   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Hayden's Ferry Review  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 18 Jul 2011   29 Aug 2011 Rejection, Form 42 44 120   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Heavy Feather Review  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 17 Aug 2011   07 Sep 2011 Rejection, Personal 21 14 120   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Hobart (Web)  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 18 Jul 2011   24 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 68 55     Update
Bloodline Fiction Horror Zine, The  per Facebook Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 06 May 2010   10 May 2010 Rejection, Personal 4 17     Update
Transubstantiate_Novel Fiction Ilura Press DNQ    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 30 Jun 2009   06 Jan 2010 Rejection, Personal 190   90   Update
Interview Fiction In Bad Dreams - Volume Two: Where Death Stalks CLOSED    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 Feb 2008   03 Mar 2008 Rejection, Form 31       Update
Released Fiction Indiana Review    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Feb 2008   12 Jul 2008 Rejection, Form 162 83 120   Update
Seeing Red Fiction Indiana Review  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 16 Dec 2010   24 Feb 2011 Rejection, Form 70 83 120   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Indiana Review  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Sep 2011   07 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 36 83 120   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Interzone  Mailed to UK Postal Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 28 Jan 2011   29 Jul 2011 Rejection, Form 182 53     Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Jabberwocky  EM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 06 Jun 2011   13 Jun 2011 Rejection, Form 7 6 7   Update
Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave Fiction JMWW  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 14 Apr 2011   18 Apr 2011 Rejection, Form 4 21 90   Update
Condemned Fiction Juked (Web)    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Jul 2007   01 Jan 2008 Rejection, Form 184 66 120   Update
Stillness Fiction Juked (Web)    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 26 Jun 2008   13 Nov 2008 Rejection, Personal 140 66 120   Update
Victimized Fiction Juked (Web)    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 19 Feb 2009   19 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 89 66 120   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Kenyon Review, The  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 16 Dec 2010   21 Feb 2011 Rejection, Form 67 68 120   Update
Underground Wonderbound Fiction Lake Effect    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 28 Jun 2008   27 Sep 2008 Rejection, Form 91 49 120   Update
Transubstantiate_Novel Fiction Leucrota Press DEAD    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 21 Oct 2009   28 Oct 2009 Rejection, Personal 7   60   Update
Seeing Red Fiction Lifted Brow, The  EM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 16 Dec 2010   06 Jan 2011 Rejection, Personal 21 50 180   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Lightspeed  SM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 26 Jun 2011   28 Jun 2011 Rejection, Personal 2 2 14   Update
Fireflies Fiction Machine of Death Anthology (Vol. 2) CLOSED  EM - results 10/31 - send to Shimmer if it doesn't get in Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 15 Jul 2011   04 Nov 2011 Rejection, Form 112 123     Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction McSweeney's Internet Tendency  EM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 07 Dec 2010   13 Dec 2010 Rejection, Personal 6 8 30   Update
Transubstantiate_Novel Fiction Meadowhawk Press CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 20 Aug 2009   15 Oct 2009 Rejection, Personal 56   45   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Midwestern Gothic  EM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 05 Aug 2011   09 Aug 2011 Rejection, Personal 4 19     Update
Released Fiction Missouri Review    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 28 Jun 2008   03 Oct 2008 Rejection, Form 97 51 90   Update
Victimized Fiction Missouri Review    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 14 Apr 2009   06 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 22 51 90   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Missouri Review  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 24 May 2011   28 Jun 2011 Rejection, Form 35 51 90   Update
Released Fiction Natural Bridge    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Nov 2007   04 Apr 2008 Rejection, Form 155 157 210   Update
Bloodline Fiction Natural Bridge    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 08 Jul 2008   19 Sep 2008 Rejection, Form 73 157 210   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Needle: A Magazine of Noir TEMP CLOSED  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 20 Aug 2011   24 Aug 2011 Rejection, Form 4 84     Update
Victimized Fiction New Ohio Review (NOR)    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 23 Oct 2009   06 Nov 2009 Rejection, Form 14 79 120   Update
Victimized Fiction New Orleans Review DNQ    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 09 Apr 2009   11 May 2009 Rejection, Form 32 139 120   Update
Victimized Fiction New Yorker, The    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 27 May 2009   29 Jul 2009 Rejection, Form 63 135 90   Update
Stillness Fiction Ninth Letter    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 25 Nov 2008   26 Jan 2009 Rejection, Form 62 66 60   Update
Seeing Red Fiction Ninth Letter  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 16 Dec 2010   06 Mar 2011 Rejection, Form 80 66 60   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Ninth Letter  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Sep 2011   12 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 11 66 60   Update
ReleasedV2 Fiction NO COLONY TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 28 Sep 2009   08 Feb 2010 Rejection, Personal 133       Update
Interview Fiction Not One of Us    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 Nov 2008   04 Jan 2009 Rejection, Personal 64 19     Update
Underground Wonderbound Fiction Notes from the Underground    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 26 Jun 2008   15 Aug 2008 Rejection, Personal 50   60   Update
Released Fiction Notes from the Underground    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 19 Jan 2009   15 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 116   60   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Once Was Blip  EM - NSS Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 Sep 2011   02 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 31 51     Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction One Buck Horror  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 22 May 2011   26 May 2011 Rejection, Form 4 12     Update
Seeing Red Fiction One Story  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 16 Dec 2010   26 Jan 2011 Rejection, Form 41 52 90   Update
Victimized Fiction Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 22 Aug 2009   15 Nov 2009 Rejection, Form 85 31 90   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show  EM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 24 Aug 2011   23 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 30 31 90   Update
ReleasedV2 Fiction PANK Magazine    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 28 Sep 2009   20 Oct 2009 Rejection, Personal 22 12 30   Update
Victimized Fiction Paris Review, The    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 30 Jul 2009   24 Aug 2009 Rejection, Form 25 135     Update
Redemption Fiction Pear Noir! TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 03 Oct 2008   01 Nov 2008 Rejection, Form 29 11 60   Update
A Bird in the Hand Fiction Pear Noir! TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 25 Mar 2009   27 Mar 2009 Rejection, Form 2 11 60   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Phoebe  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 07 Dec 2010   25 May 2011 Rejection, Form 169 88 180   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Phoebe  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 20 Aug 2011   10 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 51 88 180   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Pinch, The  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 26 Sep 2011   21 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 25 65 180   Update
Released Fiction Ploughshares    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 29 Dec 2008   18 Apr 2009 Rejection, Form 110 52 150   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Portland Review, The TEMP CLOSED  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Sep 2011   03 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 32 152     Update
Victimized Fiction Public Space, A    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 10 Jun 2009   25 Feb 2010 Rejection, Form 260 140 180   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Puerto del Sol  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 15 Sep 2011   23 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 8 69 150   Update
Your Enemies Will Devour You Fiction Red Fez    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 02 Dec 2008   08 May 2009 Rejection, Personal 157 22 30   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Redivider  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 07 Dec 2010   19 Apr 2011 Rejection, Form 133 125 90   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Redivider  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 19 Jul 2011   10 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 83 125 90   Update
Victimized Fiction Shimmer    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 23 Aug 2009   26 Aug 2009 Rejection, Personal 3 11 21   Update
Seeing Red Fiction Shimmer  EM - NSS Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 26 Jan 2011   27 Jan 2011 Rejection, Personal 1 11 21   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Shimmer  EM - NSS Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 27 Jan 2011   31 Jan 2011 Rejection, Personal 4 11 21   Update
Bloodline Fiction Shimmer  EM - NSS Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 31 Jan 2011   05 Feb 2011 Rejection, Personal 5 11 21   Update
Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave Fiction Shimmer  EM - NSS Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 14 Apr 2011   18 Apr 2011 Rejection, Personal 4 11 21   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Shimmer  EM - begged for July 20th response, othewise Cannoli Pie Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 17 Jul 2011   18 Jul 2011 Rejection, Personal 1 11 21   Update
Fireflies Fiction Shimmer  EM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 04 Nov 2011   07 Nov 2011 Rejection, Form 3 11 21   Update
Stillness Fiction Shock Totem TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 26 Nov 2008   11 Dec 2008 Rejection, Form 15 31 60   Update
Seeing Red Fiction Shock Totem TEMP CLOSED  SMM - NSS Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 Feb 2011   01 Mar 2011 Rejection, Form 28 31 60   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Shock Totem TEMP CLOSED  SMM - NSS Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 Mar 2011   27 Mar 2011 Rejection, Form 26 31 60   Update
Carve Away Everything That Isn't a Turtle Fiction Short, Fast, and Deadly  EM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 17 May 2011   18 May 2011 Rejection, Personal 1 2 3   Update
Stillness Fiction Shroud Magazine TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 26 Nov 2008   26 Feb 2009 Rejection, Form 92 123 120   Update
Dumpster Fiction Smokelong Quarterly    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 20 Oct 2009   19 Nov 2009 Rejection, Form 30 10 45   Update
Balance Fiction Smokelong Quarterly    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 21 Oct 2009   19 Nov 2009 Rejection, Form 29 10 45   Update
Transubstantiate_Novel Fiction Soft Skull Press    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 30 Jun 2009   16 Oct 2009 Rejection, Form 108       Update
Transubstantiate_Novel Fiction Soho Press    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 25 Sep 2009   17 Oct 2009 Rejection, Form 22   90   Update
Victimized Fiction Southeast Review, The    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 09 Apr 2009   11 Jun 2009 Rejection, Form 63 179 120   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Storyglossia TEMP CLOSED  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 18 May 2011   08 Jun 2011 Rejection, Form 21 13 30   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Storyglossia TEMP CLOSED  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 18 Jul 2011   30 Jul 2011 Rejection, Form 12 13 30   Update
Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Fiction Strange Horizons TEMP CLOSED  SMM - NSS - 90 days Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 01 Aug 2011   27 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 57 53 90   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Stymie Magazine  SMM - NSS Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 27 Jul 2011   22 Aug 2011 Rejection, Personal 26 15 45   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Subtropics  Mailed Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 15 Sep 2011   02 Oct 2011 Rejection, Form 17 18 60   Update
Seeing Red Fiction Thieves Jargon DEAD  EM - requested more work Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 16 Dec 2010   28 Dec 2010 Rejection, Personal 12 40 30   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Threepenny Review TEMP CLOSED  SM Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 11 Jun 2011   14 Jun 2011 Rejection, Form 3 5 60   Update
Victimized Fiction Tin House    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 02 Apr 2009   28 Sep 2009 Rejection, Form 179 93 90   Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Unstuck TEMP CLOSED  SMM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 15 Sep 2011   17 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 2 3     Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Versal TEMP CLOSED  SM - pay $2 Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 16 Sep 2011   17 Oct 2011 Rejection, Personal 31 33 90   Update
Released Fiction Virginia Quarterly Review TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 29 Dec 2008   14 Jan 2009 Rejection, Form 16   90   Update
Victimized Fiction Virginia Quarterly Review TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 29 Sep 2009   09 Nov 2009 Rejection, Form 41   90   Update
Transmogrify Fiction Weird Tales TEMP CLOSED    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 28 Jun 2009   19 Nov 2009 Rejection, Personal 144 72 60   Update
Tinkering With The Moon Fiction Weird Tales TEMP CLOSED  SM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 02 Mar 2011   14 May 2011 Rejection, Form 73 72 60   Update
Interview Fiction Withersin Magazine    Electronic Submission NO Sim Subs Allowed 28 Jun 2008   17 Jul 2008 Rejection, Personal 19   30   Update
Condemned Fiction Word Riot    Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 01 Apr 2009   05 Apr 2009 Rejection, Personal 4 3     Update
Flowers for Jessica Fiction Yalobusha Review TEMP CLOSED  EM Electronic Submission Sim Subs Allowed 08 Sep 2011   30 Sep 2011 Rejection, Form 22 28 120   Update
Victimized Fiction Zoetrope: All-Story TEMP CLOSED    Postal Submission Sim Subs Allowed 29 Jul 2009   04 Feb 2010 Rejection, Form 190 96     Update

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry December 3, 2011 - 1:50pm

I got rejected by Boys' Life when I was 9.  A story (submitted handwritten, in pencil) about a, uh, genetically enhanced hybrid of a strawberry plant and...a palm tree?  I think it was a palm tree.  The plant grew all out of control and pulled down whole buildings from its sheer weight.  Genius stuff.  Could have changed the face of American literature.  But rejected by Boys' Life.  And now that magazine is out of business.  Coincidence?  I think not.

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. December 3, 2011 - 1:52pm

Thats quite a list Richard, how did you keep the motivation to keep sending them in??

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions December 3, 2011 - 9:25pm

I'm currently submitting a story that's received 4 personalized rejections:

Made the "final editorial round" at Electric Literature.

Made the "final editorial round" at Hayden's Ferry.

"Unfortunately the Editors were split in their decision" at Black Warrior Review.

And was read with "more than casual interest" at Mid-American Review.

The same story has received form rejections from: Agni, Camera Obscura, Crazy Horse, The Indiana Review, The Boston Review, A Public Space, Story Quarterly, Tin House, Three Penny Review, Story Quarterly, Glimmer Train, and was "lost" by the editors at The Florida Review.

It's pending responses at 4 professional markets.  It was written over 2 years ago.  I'm of the habit of sending stories to 6 markets at a time.  I need to increase this substantially.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 4, 2011 - 1:08am

This is why I've stopped submitting stuff to magazines.  I really haven't submitted anything for the last few years because I got so sick of rejection.  I realize this is the pussy way out but whatever.  I'm working on a novel and the anthology.