Tallying Wins And Losses

17 Jun

Today I posted my lifetime stats from Submission Grinder, purely what I had logged.
I decided here to peel back the layers & check other social media outlets to see if those numbers were the entire story, or not.


2012
The image shows nothing from that time.

My bibliography records the following publications, no-one paid me anything that year:-Tesla’s Grave. Amazon. May 1st, 2012.
No World For Vampires A Splendid Salmagundi. October 18th, 2012.
Lightning Strikes Twice; A Flash Fiction Collection. Amazon. December 7th, 2012.


2013
Again, nothing from that time. My bibliography shows the following publications, again, no-one paid me that year.

Return From Red Zone. 365tomorrows. January 12th, 2013.
The Man Who Was Twelve Bears. Linguistic Erosion. January 16th, 2013.
Ground Zero. Linguistic Erosion. January 19th, 2013. The Last Mighty One.
Linguistic Erosion. January 24th, 2013.
The Keepers, Kept. Linguistic Erosion. April 7th, 2013.
The Armstrong Moment. Linguistic Erosion. May 15th, 2013.
Salary Man. 365tomorrows. May 28, 2013.
Come In Number 13, Your Time Is Up! Linguistic Erosion. August 20th, 2013.


2014
Again, nothing listed. I recorded the following publications on my bibliography, no stories were paid for.

Back From The War. Farther Stars Than These. March 20th, 2014.
First Impressions. The Sirens Call, ezine 14. April, 2014.
Pigeon Punching In North Africa. Stranger Views. December 3rd, 2014.


2015
The 1st year of listings, 3 submissions & 3 rejections.

As far as publications went, 1 self-pub & 2 others. I think I sold 1 or 2 copies of the Bradbury book so I got SOME money:-A Year Of Living Bradbury; 52 Stories Inspired By Ray Bradbury. Amazon. January 2nd, 2015.
The Waiting Room. Steps In Time. March, 2015.
Wipeout. Ealaín Issue 11. September, 2015.


2016
According to Submission Grinder:-7 subs & 0 acceptances. I had to revise that statement. I subbed & sold Seeing Double, to Deserts Of Fire.
The bibiliography doesn’t agree:- Seeing Double. Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War. December 7th, 2016.
My blog says this:-Submitted over 25 stories. Sold nothing.
Received 2 free contributor copies of an anthology I’m in.
Wrote 87 new short stories.

2016 Ray did NOT keep records. It’s a good job Facebook exists.


2017
According to Submission Grinder:-93 subs, 7 acceptances.
The blog had this to say:-I had 9 stories picked up this year. Of those 6 were for money.

Publications that year were as follows:-The Catch. The Weretraveler. September 3rd, 2017.
The Dirtheads of Duke Street. CEA Greatest Anthology Written. October 10th, 2017.
The Dionesian Wave. When You’re Strange: An Anthology of Strangers. November 5th, 2017.
Call Girl. Neural Nets, Uplinks, and Wet ware; The Complete Set (The Astounding Outpost Presents Book 2) November 30th, 2017.
The Early Years. Timeless Tales Issue 9. December 12th, 2017.


2018
232 Subs, 7 acceptances according to Submission Grinder.
Wrong again, according to the blog. That said 9 acceptances, 8 were sales. The blog listed 240 stories subbed.

The year of my 1st pro sale, although I didn’t know it at the time!

Publications that year were as follows:-An Improper State of Mind. Mind Candy. February 5th, 2018.
The Doomsday Machine Retires. Monstrosities. March 3rd, 2018. [1st pro sale]
Muse. Cat Tails: War Zone. March 16th, 2018.
Not According to Design. Mythic, #7. July, 2018.
Uncle Ping’s Evening Farewell. Insignia, Vol 5. July 19, 2018.
The Girl on Platform Two. Jouth, Vol. 1. November 1st, 2018.


2019
232 Subs, 13 acceptances according to Submission Grinder.
The blog said:- 242 new submissions. 13 acceptances

Publications that year were as follows:-The Razors Edge. The Weird and Whatnot #1. February 28th, 2019.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused). CafeLit. March 8, 2019.
The Subaudibles. Aurora Wolf. April 1st, 2019.
How Have the Mighty Fallen?. Insignia, Vol 7. June 6th, 2019.
The Parting. Electric Athenaeum Issue 02. August 14th, 2019.
The Symptoms Of Lawn Tennis. Flash In A Flash issue 7. (subscribers only) September 24th, 2019.
A Million Light Years From Home. Tall Tales & Short Stories Volume 1. Nov 19th, 2019.
Uniform. New Orbit Magazine Issue 07. Dec 3rd, 2019.


2020
353 Subs & 15 acceptances according to Submission Grinder.
The blog said:-323 new submissions. 15 acceptances. (Someone misread a number there, by the look of it?)

Publications that year were as follows:-A Tooth Fairy Dreams… Aether And Ichor issue 5. January 1st, 2020.
It Takes A Dragon. Flash Fiction Magazine. January 12th, 2020.
My Summer Holiday, By Billy Mesner (Aged 5). Trouble Among The Stars issue 5. February 5th, 2020.
Super Fake. Future Syndicate II. February 6th, 2020.
Bastard Space. Wordland 8, Time We Left. March 1st, 2020.
Mushnik’s Guitar. Aphotic Realm Magazine #9, Interstellar. March 26th, 2020
(REPRINT) The Dionesian Wave. Tell-Tale Press. May 4th, 2020.
For The Duty. Space Force: Building The Legacy. May 19th, 2020.
The Shaming. The Starship Logs Vol 3: Nabu Carnevale. Tell-Tale Press. June 1st, 2020.
The Scars Of War. Chrome Baby. June 30th, 2020.
The Passing Of Witchcraft. The Angry Noodle (formerly Satyr Central). August 12th, 2020.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused). The Best of CaféLit 9.August 31st, 2020
Electric Feet, Manual Street. Kasma Magazine. September 1st, 2020.
Summer At Camp Long Drop. Ghostlight, The Magazine of Terror: Fall 2020 (#6). September 10th, 2020.
Detecting Rogue Time Travellers (Practical Exam). On Time, September 30th, 2020.
And The Lord Taketh Away. The Colored Lens #37 Autumn 2020, October 15th, 2020.
One Of Us Is Lying. Sirius Science Fiction, November 8th, 2020.
The Symptoms Of Lawn Tennis. Worth 1,000 Words: 101 Flash Fiction Stories by 101 Authors.December 5th, 2020.


2021
Obviously this year is still on-going so stats are subject to change.

Publications that year were as follows:-Lost Souls. Daily Science Fiction. January 27th, 2021. [Pro sale]
Grandmothers Shoes. Bards And Sages Quarterly, April issue. March 30th, 2021.
Overground. COLP:Underground. May 23rd, 2021.
Fixing Broken Dreams. Stupefying Stories. May 28th, 2021.
The Message. Stupefying Stories. June 4th, 2021.
For Sale: Used Time Machine. No Refunds! Stupefying Stories. June 7th, 2021.

May 2021 Submission Challenge Summary

1 Jun

Another event is now over, how did I do?

I’ll show what markets I’d selected for each day, where I subbed to and why, along with my stats.
No=rejections. Yes=Acceptances. Subbed=Submitted.


On the 1st of May I choose Kaleidotrope, Fantasy Mag [Flash & SHORT] or Cryptids:Emerging.
Subbed Do Bears… to Kaleidotrope & The Dive to Cryptids Emerging.
No=143, Yes=6, Subbed=176.


On the 2nd May I’d picked Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores or Flash Fiction Online.
Rejections from Flash Fiction Online on Notepad & Pencil, Wyldblood Magazine on Empty Chest & Kaleidotrope on Do Bears…
Subbed The Ripples Of Time to Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores.
No=146, Yes=6, Subbed=177.


On the 3rd of May the selected markets were Dread Stone Press (Dose Of Dread), or The Other Stories [Space theme] Rejection from Apex on Sixteen Tons.
Subbed The Boy In The Shopping Cart to Dose of Dread.
No=147, Yes=6, Subbed=178.


STAR WARS DAY! On the 4th of May I’d chosen Every Day Fiction or Chrome Baby.
Rejections from Uncharted Mag on Hyperboy: Trinity & Boneyard Soup Magazine on The Hauntings.
Subbed The Suicide Drive to Chrome Baby.
No=149, Yes=6, Subbed=179.


On the 5th of May I picked Distant Shore Publishing or Uncharted Mag.
Rejections from Cosmic Roots on The Ripples Of Time & The Deadlands on I Keep Dying In My Sleep.
Subbed Praise The Lord to Distant Shore.
No from No=151, Yes=6, Subbed=180.


On the 6th of May the markets were F&SF or Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
Rejections from the PodCastle Flash Fiction Contest on Right Place, Right Time & Lightspeed on To Have & To Hold. Subbed The Doppleganger Exchange to F&SF and I’ve Fallen In Love With A Hologram, Again to Space Cowboy Books.
No=153, Yes=6, Subbed=182.


The 7th of May markets were Andromeda Spaceways or Giganotosaurus.
Rejections from Space Cowboy Books on I’ve Fallen In Love With A Hologram, Again and Best of British Science Fiction Anthology Series on My Summer Holiday, By Billy Mesner (Aged 5).
Subbed Clone Thirty-Four to Clarkesworld.
No=154, Yes=6, Subbed=183.


The 8th of May I picked Clarkesworld.
As I hadn’t used the previous days’ spare market, I decided to use that.
Subbed The Bivouac to GigaNotoSaurus.
No=154, Yes=6, Subbed=184.


On the 9th of May the markets were Nature: Futures or The Lorelei Signal.
Rejection from Nature: Futures on Dial Stuck On Summer.
Subbed Party Of Five to The Lorelei Signal. I’d been waiting to hear from Nature for a while, I decided that was my last roll of the dice there.
No=155, Yes=6, Subbed=185.


The 10th of May I chose Planet Scumm or Mithila Review.
Rejections from Clarkesworld on Clone Thirty-Four & Nightmare on Diversion To Fahla Bha’la.
Subbed Fairytales, And Lies to Planet Scumm.
No=157, Yes=6, Subbed=186.


On the 11th of May I choose Allegory.
Subbed Where Have All The Dragons Gone? to Allegory & One Of A Kind to Martian Magazine.
Also got a same day rejection from Martian Magazine on One Of A Kind.
No=158, Yes=6, Subbed=188.


12th May, the market was Not One Of Us. Pretty sure they were shut & I only found out on the day.
Rejections from Daily Science Fiction on Dear Transnational Death Tank Company & Flash Point SF on Welcome To The Death Machine Factory Tour.
Subbed Sixteen Tons to Interzone & The Shaming to Best Indie Speculative Fiction.
No=160, Yes=6, Subbed=190.


For the 13th of May I chose Three-Lobed Burning Eye. – I’d pulled The Arcanist as they weren’t open.
Subbed Home Is Where The Heart Is to Three-Lobed Burning Eye & Crime Of The Century to Martian Magazine.
Rejections from F&SF on The Doppleganger Exchange & another same dayer from Martian Magazine on Crime Of The Century.
No=162, Yes=6, Subbed=192.


On the 14th of May I’d picked Fusion Fragment.
Rejections from Interzone on Sixteen Tons & Constellation on Starliner Down.
Subbed One Night Stand to Fusion Fragment & Two Little Birds to Mason Jar Press.
No=164, Yes=6, Subbed=194.


15th May’s markets were Outlook Springs, Strange Religion (TDOT SPEC) or Dark Dispatch.
Outlook springs closed early. I couldn’t sub to Strange Religion as I’d subbed there already at the start of their private subs, they were only taking 1 piece per person.
Subbed Dream Journal #4 to Dark Dispatch: The Dead Inside.
No=164, Yes=6, Subbed=195.


On the 16th of May I chose Strange Wars (TDOT SPEC) or Asimov’s.
Same issues as Strange Religion so I couldn’t sub there.
Rejections from Fusion Fragment on One Night Stand & Mason Jar on 2 Little Birds.
Subbed The Bivouac to Asimov’s, Desperately Seeking… Something to Martian Magazine & Welcome To Pleasantville to Fusion Fragment.
No=166, Yes=6, Subbed=198.


Markets for the 17th of May were The Other Stories [post apocalypse theme], Typehouse or The Common Tongue.
I added Starward shadows as a spare.
Subbed The Welcome Wagon to The Other Stories Podcast (Hawk and Cleaver).
No=166, Yes=6, Subbed=199.


On the 18th of May I chose Eerie River (Horror, vampire theme) or No Sleep Podcast.
I had to pull Strange Horizons who’d announced they wouldn’t be open again until June.
Subbed The Legend to Eerie River Publishing Monthly Themed Contest.
No=166, Yes=6, Subbed=200.


On the 19th of May the markets were Apex Magazine or Apparition Lit (themed, Contamination).
Rejection from Martian Magazine on Desperately Seeking… Something. It was quick, at least.
Subbed Nanny Slums It Across The Apocalypse to Apex Magazine.
No=167, Yes=6, Subbed=201.


The markets for the 20th of May were Daily Science Fiction or Sanitarium Magazine. I also added Hexagon Magazine.
Rejections from Three-Lobed Burning Eye on Home Is Where The Heart Is, Fusion Fragment on Welcome To Pleasantville & Every Day Fiction on The Milkman Of Paradise .
Subbed Stray Kids Come Back to Daily Science Fiction, Officer Down, Permanently to Sanitarium & Other People’s Gods to Hexagon.
No=170, Yes=6, Subbed=204.


For the 21st of May I picked The Overcast. And subbed there!
Subbed Fair King, Fell Low to The Overcast & Welcome To The Death Machine Factory Tour to Flash Fiction Online.
No=170, Yes=6, Subbed=206.


On the 22nd of May I used Bourbon Penn.
Rejections from Crunchy With Ketchup on The Princess & The Sandwich and Intrinsick on Dear Toaster.
Subbed Egg Witch to Bourbon Penn, Edgar’s Spaceboot Shop to Manawaker Studio Flash Fiction Podcast & One Night Stand to Kaleidotrope.
No=172, Yes=6, Subbed=209.


On the 23rd of May I’d selected Metaphorosis.
Rejections from Hexagon on Other People’s Gods & Tales to Terrify on The Waking Nightmare..
Subbed A Selection Of Fools Grails to Metaphorosis & Hyperboy; Trinity to DAIKAIJUZINE.
Fixing Broken Dreams was sold to Stupefying Stories.
No=174, Yes=7, Subbed=211.


For the 24th of May I chose Interzone. Andy is always a solid choice for any SF story.
Lots of rejections today – from Metaphorosis on A Selection Of Fools Grails, Hoosier Review on Shoulder Surfers, Kaleidotrope on One Night Stand, Apex Mag on Nanny Slums It Across The Apocalypse, The Mesozoic Readers on 38 Days in an Electric Tyrannosaur, Flame Tree on The Death Of Tony Fashion, Midnight Breakfast on The Long Con & StarShipSofa on Total Immersion.
Subbed Officer Down, Permanently to Not One of Us & Starliner Down to Starward Shadows Quarterly.
No=179, Yes=7, Subbed=216.


On the 25th of May I picked The Future Fire.
Subbed The Death Of Tony Fashion to The Future Fire & Set Adrift to The Colored Lens.
No=179, Yes=7, Subbed=218.


For the 26th of May the market was Analog. It had been Anotherealm, but I couldn’t find anything suitable for them. Subbed Fluid State to Analog & Edgar’s Spaceboot Shop Flashpoint SF.
No=179, Yes=7, Subbed=220.


As the market for the 27th of May I chose The Periodical, Forlorn. It had been NewMyths who I pulled as they weren’t open again until June.
Rejections from The Colored Lens on Set Adrift & Dose of Dread on The Boy In The Shopping Cart.
Subbed Snurgal The Knurgal to The Periodical, Forlorn & The Ripples Of Time to Escape Pod.
No=181, Yes=7, Subbed=222.


For the 28th of May I chose Bards & Sages Quarterly. I’ve sold there once before, and would like to again.
Rejection from Shooter Lit on Write Or Die.
Subbed Mission 334; Mannequin World to Bards & Sages Quarterly.
No=182, Yes=7, Subbed=223.
Today my latest story went up at Stupefying Stories, my 1st sale & publication there.


For the 29th of May I selected The Society of Misfit Toys. In the end I decided I didn’t have anything which suited them.
Subbed Bindlestiffs to Orion’s Belt.
No=182, Yes=7, Subbed=224.


On the 30th of May I’d earmarked The No Sleep Podcast.
Subbed The Uninvited to The No Sleep Podcast & I Dream Of Plastic to Uncharted Magazine.
No=182, Yes=7, Subbed=226.


For the 31st of May I’d chosen Darkness Blooms (Dread Machine) or The Other Stories [mythology theme].
I pulled Silver Blade who were also orignally listed here, they were shut.
Subbed Hansel and Gretel and Wilhelm to Underland Arcana & God Save The Prince to Stupefying Stories as well as 2 things to a place. YOU SAW NOTHING!
Rejection from Flash Fiction Online on Welcome To The Death Machine Factory Tour.
No=183, Yes=7, Subbed=230.


Overall, I got 40 rejections, 1 acceptance & made 54 submissions.

Now it’s just the waiting game to hear what else happens with the remaining stories still out.
As always, the next Submission Challenge will take place in September, which will be our 2nd birthday!

More details later this year.

So this was May 2021

1 Jun

I’ve made 230 new submissions. 183 rejections. 7 acceptances.

SALES & ACCEPTANCES:-

Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company sold to Utopia Science Fiction, Jan 14th 2021.
Rescue Me sold to Hireath Publishing, Jan 31st, 2021.
Philip K. Dick Does It sold to The Angry Noodle, Feb 23rd 2021. (1st non-fiction sale!)
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green sold to The Lorelei Signal, Mar 7th 2021.
Overground sold to COLP, Apr 5th 2021.
The Message sold to Stupefying Stories, Apr 28th 2021.
Fixing Broken Dreams sold to Stupefying Stories, 23rd May 2021.

There are currently 65 stories out in submission:-

PUBLISHED THIS YEAR:-

Lost Souls was released at Daily Science, Fiction 27th Jan 2021.
Grandmothers Shoes was released at Bards And Sages Quarterly, April issue. 30th Mar 2021.
Overground was released in COLP:Underground, 23rd May 2021.
Fixing Broken Dreams was released at Stupefying Stories. May 28th, 2021.

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

The Message will be released at Stupefying Stories, 2021. (DTBC)
Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company will be released at Utopia Science Fiction, Jun 2021. (DTBC)
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green will be released at The Lorelei Signal, July 2021. (DTBC)
36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force, 2021. (DTBC)
Tuck & Roll will be released in Automobilia, Aug 1st, 2021.
Rescue Me will be released in Shelter of Daylight, October 2021. (DTBC)
Philip K. Dick Does It will be released at The Angry Noodle, 2021. (DTBC)
Stranding Room will be released at Abyss & Apex, Jan 2022. (DTBC)

When I get more solid dates on the date to be confirmeds, I’ll announce them.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:-

I wrote 9 new stories this month, a total of 7621 words.
Some projects are taking longer than expected, hang in there friends, releases will come eventually!

So this was April 2021

1 May

I’ve made 174 new submissions. 143 rejections. 6 acceptances. 1 withdrawn, 0 not received.
As of next month I’ll no longer be logging withdrawn stories as that so rarely happens.

SALES & ACCEPTANCES:-

Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company sold to Utopia Science Fiction, Jan 14th 2021.
Rescue Me sold to Hireath Publishing, Jan 31st, 2021.
Philip K. Dick Does It sold to The Angry Noodle, Feb 23rd 2021. (1st non-fiction sale!)
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green sold to The Lorelei Signal, Mar 7th 2021.
Overground sold to COLP, Apr 5th 2021.
The Message sold to Stupefying Stories, Apr 28th 2021.

There are currently 57 stories out in submission:-

PUBLISHED THIS YEAR:-

Lost Souls was released at Daily Science, Fiction 27th Jan 2021.
Grandmothers Shoes was released at Bards And Sages Quarterly, April issue. 30th Mar 2021.

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

Overground will be released in COLP:Underground, 2021. (DTBC)
36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force, 2021. (DTBC)
Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company will be released at Utopia Science Fiction, Jun 2021. (DTBC)
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green will be released at The Lorelei Signal, July 2021. (DTBC)
Tuck & Roll will be released in Automobilia, Aug 1st, 2021.
Philip K. Dick Does It will be released at The Angry Noodle, 2021. (DTBC)
The Message will be released at Stupefying Stories, 2021. (DTBC)
Stranding Room will be released at Abyss & Apex, Jan 2022. (DTBC)

When I get more solid dates on the date to be confirmeds, I’ll announce them.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:-

Some projects are taking longer than expected, hang in there friends, releases will come eventually!

May Submission Challenge 2021

4 Apr

I’ve finished checking the main list, I have not checked all the spares so if you choose to use one of those, it’s your call.

As always, I provide the markets, all you need are 31 stories ready to go. I’ve managed to source several for some days so if you want to sub to more than 1 market each day, you can.

01 Kaleidotrope https://kaleidotrope.net/guidelines/ or Fantasy Mag https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines [Flash & SHORT] or Cryptids:Emerging https://improbablepress.com/blogs/improbable-press/call-for-submissions-cryptids-anthology
02 Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/ or Flash Fiction Online (Until 21st!) https://www.flashfictiononline.com/submission-guidelines-flash-fiction/what-were-looking-for-and-not/
03 Dread Stone Press (Dose Of Dread) 1k flash, horror https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/#dose-jump or The Other Stories [Space theme] https://theotherstories.net/submissions
04 Every Day Fiction https://everydayfiction.com/submit-story/ or Chrome Baby http://robindunn.com/chrome-submit.html
05 Distant Shore Publishing http://distantshorepublishing.com/submit-a-short-story/ or Uncharted Mag https://www.uncharted-mag.com/
06 F&SF https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm or Beneath Ceaseless Skies http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/submissions/
07 Andromeda Spaceways https://andromedaspaceways.com/submissions-manager/#fiction or Giganotosaurus http://giganotosaurus.org/submission-guidelines/
08 Clarkesworld http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/
09 Nature: Futures http://blogs.nature.com/futureconditional/2015/04/19/how-to-write-for-nature-futures/ or The Lorelei Signal https://www.loreleisignal.com/Guidelines.html
10 Planet Scumm https://www.planetscumm.space/submit or Mithila Review https://mithilareview.com/submission-guidelines/
11 Allegory https://www.allegoryezine.com/submissions
12 Not One Of Us https://not-one-of-us.pub/about/guidelines/
13 Three-Lobed Burning Eye https://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.html
14 Fusion Fragment http://www.fusionfragment.com/submissions/
15 Outlook Springs https://outlooksprings.submittable.com/submit or Strange Religion (TDOT SPEC) http://tdotspec.com/submissions/ or Dark Dispatch https://darkdispatch.com/submissions/identity-horror-submission-guidelines/
16 Strange Wars (TDOT SPEC) http://tdotspec.com/submissions/ or Asimov’s https://www.asimovs.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/
17 The Other Stories [post apocalypse theme] https://theotherstories.net/submissions or Typehouse https://typehousemagazine.com/submissions/ or The Common Tongue https://www.commontonguezine.com/guidelines-submissions#fiction
18 Eerie River (Horror, vampire theme) https://www.eerieriverpublishing.com/open-submission
19 Apex Magazine https://apex-magazine.com/submission-guidelines/ or Apparition Lit https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/ (themed, Contamination)
20 Daily Science Fiction https://dailysciencefiction.com/submit or Sanitarium Magazine https://www.thesanitarium.co.uk/submissions
21 The Overcast http://theovercast.libsyn.com/submissions-guidelines
22 Bourbon Penn https://www.bourbonpenn.com/submissions.php
23 Metaphorosis https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/guidelines/
24 Interzone http://ttapress.com/interzone/guidelines/
25 The Future Fire http://futurefire.net/guidelines/fiction.html
26 Analog https://www.analogsf.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/
27 The Periodical, Forlorn https://www.periodicalforlorn.com/submission-guidelines
28 Bards & Sages Quarterly https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines
29 The Society of Misfit Toys https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines
30 No Sleep Podcast https://www.thenosleeppodcast.com/submissions
31 Darkness Blooms (Dread Machine) https://www.thedreadmachine.com/submit/submit-darkness/ or The Other Stories [mythology theme] https://theotherstories.net/submissions

SPARE MARKETS:- CAVEAT! I did a brief check to make sure all these markets still exist but I didn’t check every one. Use them if you want, but it’s up to you to ensure they are open & paying.

Liquid Imagination http://liquidimagination.silverpen.org/submissions/
The Dark Magazine http://thedarkmagazine.com/submission-guidelines/
Three Crows Magazine http://threecrowsmagazine.com/submissions/
Infinite Worlds https://www.infiniteworldsmagazine.com/submissions
Dream Of Shadows https://www.dreamofshadows.co.uk/submission-guidelines
Sci Phi Journal https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/submission-guidelines/
Mythic Magazine https://www.mythicmag.com/p/submissions.html
Welkin https://welkinmag.com/submit/
Timeworn Lit https://www.timewornlit.com/submit
Departure Mirror http://departuremirror.com/guidelines/
Flash Point SF https://flashpointsf.com/submissions/
Electric Spec https://www.electricspec.com/Submissions.html
Compelling Science Fiction http://compellingsciencefiction.com/guidelines.html
34 Orchard https://34orchard.com/guidelines/
Hypnos magazine http://radiumtownpress.com/guidelines.html
Visions https://www.readvisions.com/submission-guidelines
Constellary Tales http://constellary.com/story-submissions/
Augur http://www.augurmag.com/submissions/
The Centropic Oracle http://www.centropicoracle.com/mainpages/subguide.php

I had to pull Strange Horizons who announced they won’t be open again until June.
Likewise pulled The Arcanist, they won’t be open either.
Also pulled NewMyths as they aren’t open again until June.
Sirius SF were removed as they are closed due to illness of their publisher.

So this was March 2021

1 Apr

I’ve made 136 new submissions. 105 rejections. 4acceptances. 1 withdrawn, 0 not received.

SALES & ACCEPTANCES:-

Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company sold to Utopia Science Fiction, Jan 14th 2021.
Rescue Me sold to Hireath Publishing, Jan 31st, 2021.
Philip K. Dick Does It sold to The Angry Noodle, Feb 23rd 2021. (1st non-fiction sale!)
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green sold to The Lorelei Signal, Mar 7th 2021.

There are currently 61 stories out in submission:-

PUBLISHED THIS YEAR:-

Lost Souls was released at Daily Science, Fiction 27th Jan 2021.

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

Grandmothers Shoes will be released in Bards And Sages Quarterly, Apr, 2021. (DTBC)
36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force, 2021. (DTBC)
Philip K. Dick Does It will be released at The Angry Noodle, 2021. (DTBC)
Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company will be released at Utopia Science Fiction, Jun 2021. (DTBC)
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green will be released at The Lorelei Signal, July 2021. (DTBC)
Tuck & Roll will be released in Automobilia, Aug 1st, 2021.
Stranding Room will be released at Abyss & Apex, Jan 2022. (DTBC)

When I get more solid dates on the date to be confirmeds, I’ll announce them.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:-

Some projects are taking longer than expected, hang in there friends, releases will come eventually!

So this was February 2021

1 Mar

I’ve made 87 new submissions. 69 rejections. 3 acceptances. 1 withdrawn.

SALES & ACCEPTANCES:-

Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company sold to Utopia Science Fiction, Jan 14th 2021.
Rescue Me sold to Hireath Publishing Jan 31st, 2021.
Philip K. Dick Does It sold to The Angry Noodle, Feb 23rd 2021. (1st non-fiction sale!)

There are currently 52 stories out in submission:-

PUBLISHED THIS YEAR:-

Lost Souls was released at Daily Science Fiction 27th Jan 2021.

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force, 2021. (DTBC)
Philip K. Dick Does It will be released at The Angry Noodle, 2021. (DTBC)
Grandmothers Shoes will be released in Bards And Sages Quarterly, Apr, 2021. (DTBC)
Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company will be released at Utopia Science Fiction, Jun 2021. (DTBC)
Tuck & Roll will be released in Automobilia, Aug 1st, 2021.
Stranding Room will be released at Abyss & Apex, Jan 2022. (DTBC)

When I get more solid dates on the date to be confirmeds, I’ll announce them.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:-

I’ve recommenced with the 365 challenge, now I’m on my new PC. I’ve been back since Jan 8th, the rules are still to sub at least 1 story every day until Jan 7th of 2022. I am aiming to get a lot more than 365 subs out this year.

So this was January 2021

1 Feb

I’ve made 49 new submissions. 37 rejections. 1 acceptances. 1 withdrawn.

SALES & ACCEPTANCES:-

Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company sold to Utopia Science Fiction, Jan 14th 2021.
One other sale was made on Jan 31st, 2021. I’ve not yet been given permission to announce it.

There are currently 49 stories out in submission:-

PUBLISHED THIS YEAR:-

Lost Souls was released at Daily Science Fiction 27th Jan 2021.

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force, 2021. (DTBC)
Grandmothers Shoes will be released in Bards And Sages Quarterly, Apr, 2021. (DTBC)
Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company will be released at Utopia Science Fiction, Jun 2021. (DTBC)
Tuck & Roll will be released in Automobilia, Aug 1st, 2021.
Stranding Room will be released at Abyss & Apex, Jan 2022. (DTBC)

When I get more solid dates on the date to be confirmeds, I’ll announce them.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:-

Sadly, the official 365 day challenge is now over. My laptop fatally bricked meaning I wasn’t able to get a sub up, so by the terms of the challenge, that was a fail.
I’ve sold another story but am waiting for permission to make an official announcement on that. More news when I’m allowed to tell you things!

2021 Awards Eligible Work

18 Jan

The following works are eligible for the Nebula & Hugo Awards in the short story category.
NOTE: REPRINTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE OUTSIDE THEIR PUBLICATION YEAR.

Lost Souls. Daily Science Fiction. January 27th, 2021.
Grandmothers Shoes. Bards And Sages Quarterly, April issue. March 30th, 2021.
Overground. COLP:Underground. May 23rd, 2021.
Fixing Broken Dreams. Stupefying Stories. May 28th, 2021.
The Message. Stupefying Stories. June 4th, 2021.
For Sale: Used Time Machine. No Refunds! Stupefying Stories. June 7th, 2021.

[This is an ongoing thread, updates will appear as stories are released.]

So this was 2020

1 Jan

I’ve made 356 new submissions. 317 rejections. 16 acceptances. 4 withdrawn, 0 not received.


SALES & ACCEPTANCES:-

36 Hours In The Space Force sold to B Cubed Press, Jan 20th 2020.
My Summer Holiday, By Billy Mesner (Aged 5) sold to Trouble Among the Stars, Jan 20th 2020.
Fillers accepted by Again, Hazardous Imaginings, Feb 20th, 2020.
Mushnik’s Guitar sold to Aphotic Realm, Feb 21st, 2020.
The Shaming sold to Tell-Tale Press; Nebu Carnvale, Feb 28th, 2020.
For The Duty sold to Space Force; Building A Legacy, Mar 22nd, 2020.
The Scars Of War sold to Chrome Baby, Apr 13th, 2020.
The Dionesian Wave (reprint) sold to Tell-Tale Press, Apr 24th, 2020.
The Passing Of Witchcraft sold to Satyr Central, Jul 21st, 2020.
Electric Feet, Manual Street sold to Kasma SF, Jul 26th, 2020.
Lost Souls sold to Daily Science Fiction, Aug 30th, 2020. (1st Pro Sale!)
And The Lord Taketh Away sold to The Colored Lens, Sept 2nd, 2020.
Grandmothers Shoes sold to Bards And Sages Quarterly, Sept 16th, 2020.
Stranding Room Only sold to Abyss & Apex, Oct 3rd, 2020.
One Of Us Is Lying sold to Sirius Science Fiction, Nov 8th, 2020.
The Symptoms Of Lawn Tennis (reprint) sold to Flash In A Flash. Oct 10th, 2020.

There are currently 38 stories out in submission:-


PUBLISHED THIS YEAR:-

A Tooth Fairy Dreams… Aether And Ichor issue 5. Jan 1st, 2020.
It Takes A Dragon. Flash Fiction Magazine. Jan 12th, 2020.
My Summer Holiday, By Billy Mesner (Aged 5). Trouble Among The Stars issue 5. Feb 5th, 2020.
Super Fake. Future Syndicate II. Feb 6th, 2020.
Bastard Space. Wordland 8, Time We Left. Mar 1st, 2020.
Mushnik’s Guitar. Aphotic Realm Magazine #9, Interstellar. Mar 26th, 2020
(REPRINT) The Dionesian Wave. Tell-Tale Press. May 4th, 2020.
For The Duty. Space Force: Building The Legacy. May 19th, 2020.
The Shaming. The Starship Logs Vol 3: Nabu Carnevale. Tell-Tale Press. Jun 1st, 2020.
The Scars Of War. Chrome Baby (Bairn 93). Jun 30th, 2020.
The Passing Of Witchcraft. The Angry Noodle (formerly Satyr Central). Aug 12th, 2020.
Electric Feet, Manual Street. Kasma Magazine. Sept 1st, 2020.
Summer At Camp Long Drop. Ghostlight, The Magazine of Terror: Fall 2020 (#6). Sept 10th, 2020.
Detecting Rogue Time Travellers (Practical Exam), On Time, Sept 30th, 2020.
And The Lord Taketh Away. The Colored Lens #37 Autumn 2020, Oct 15th, 2020.
One Of Us Is Lying. Sirius Science Fiction, Nov 8th, 2020.
(REPRINT) The Symptoms Of Lawn Tennis. Worth 1,000 Words: 101 Flash Fiction Stories by 101 Authors., December 5th, 2020.


THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force. (DTBC)
Lost Souls will be released at Daily Science Fiction, 2021. (DTBC))
Grandmothers Shoes will be released in Bards And Sages Quarterly, Apr, 2021. (DTBC)
Tuck & Roll will be released in Automobilia, Aug 1st, 2021.
Stranding Room will be released at Abyss & Apex, Jan 2022. (DTBC)

When I get more solid dates on the date to be confirmeds, I’ll announce them.


ANY OTHER BUSINESS:-

The 4th month of the year long subs challenge is now over. Only 9 more to go.


I got 9 new ISFDB credits this year:-
A Tooth Fairy Dreams… (2020)
And the Lord Taketh Away (2020)
Mushnik’s Guitar (2020)
Super Fake (2020)
For the Duty (2020)
The Scars of War (2020)
Electric Feet, Manual Street (2020)
Summer at Camp Long Drop (2020)
One Of Us Is Lying (2020)


My total of new stories written this year was 54.


My 2020 writing stats:-
Stories completed=54
Longest story=5995 words
Shortest story=270 words
Camp Nano April ’20=4 stories; 6,741 words
Camp Nano July ’20=20 stories; 33,122 words
NanoWriMo ’20=Did not officially take part. 2 stories. 2,955 words.

Total words written=88,033.


Summing Up:- Made 2 pro sales, sold 1st reprint. Pretty happy with this year.

GOALS FOR 2021:- Sell a translation, make at least 1 pro sale, sell at least 1 reprint.