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I’ve made 356 new submissions. 317 rejections. 16 acceptances. 4 withdrawn, 0 not received.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

December 2020 Submission Challenge Summary

1 Jan

From this point on, I won’t be posting a log of monthly stats.

I had just spent 20 mins formatting and preparing this post, then WordPress lost 99% of it.

31 subs, 1 acceptance, 1 withdrawn, 29 rejections.

Reindeer Went On Strike by Ray Daley

14 Dec

Leave out cookies; or some milk. Put out what you like,

No-one’s bringing gifts this year, reindeer went on strike.

Send a letter up the chimmney, Love from Jen and Mike,

By Christmas morning there’ll be tears, reindeer went on strike.

Rudolph works for UPS now, Santa’s got a bike;

You’re not getting gifts this year, reindeer went on strike!

January 2021 Submission Challenge Market

11 Dec

JANUARY SUBMISSION CHALLENGE MARKET LIST. Unless otherwise stated, all markets are confirmed as being open during January & paying. Several of these markets are always open, I’ve included that list at the bottom under the spares.

If you don’t want to sub to a particular market for ANY reason, use a spare or one of the always opens. There are horror markets listed, to give people a chance to try a different genre if they so wish. Otherwise, use a spare.

PLEASE, DO NOT bump a market from its assigned day. Many close or open on a specific day, they’re this order for a reason.
___________________________________________


01 Fantasy Magazine (short & long form) https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines

02 Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/ or Space And Time https://spaceandtime.net/submissions-fiction/

03 Enchanted Conversation https://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/submissions.html or Fireside Fiction https://firesidefiction.com/submissions

04 F&SF https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm or Flash Point SF https://flashpointsf.com/submissions/

05 Strange Horizons (before 4pm) http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/

06 Flash Fiction Online http://flashfictiononline.com/main/submission-guidelines-flash-fiction/ or Timeworn Lit https://www.timewornlit.com/submit

07 Departure Mirror http://departuremirror.com/guidelines/

08 Clarkesworld http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/

09 Interzone/Black Static (horror) http://ttapress.com/interzone/guidelines/

10 Alchemy Press Book Of Horror 3 https://alchemypress.wordpress.com/submissions/the-alchemy-press-book-of-horrors-3/

11 Sirius SF https://siriussciencefiction.blogspot.com/ or Diabolical Plots (any day in Jan) https://www.diabolicalplots.com/guidelines/

12 Mythic Magazine https://www.mythicmag.com/p/submissions.html

13 Welkin https://welkinmag.com/submit/ or The Periodical, Forlorn (Unusual vampires theme) https://www.periodicalforlorn.com/submission-guidelines

14 Bards & Sages Quarterly https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines

15 COLP (underground theme) http://www.gypsumsoundtales.com/Colp.php or The Lorelei Signal https://www.loreleisignal.com/Guidelines.html

16 34 Orchard https://34orchard.com/guidelines/

17 Sci Phi Journal https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/submission-guidelines/

18 Dream Of Shadows https://www.dreamofshadows.co.uk/submission-guidelines

19 Nature:Futures http://blogs.nature.com/futureconditional/2015/04/19/how-to-write-for-nature-futures/

20 AGNI https://agnionline.bu.edu/submit or The Binge Watching Cure http://bingewatchingcure.com/submissions/

21 Daily Science Fiction https://dailysciencefiction.com/submit

22 Apex Mag https://apex-magazine.com/submission-guidelines/

23 Infinite Worlds https://www.infiniteworldsmagazine.com/submissions

24 The Arcanist https://thearcanist.io/tag/submission-guidelines/

25 Not One Of Us https://not-one-of-us.pub/about/guidelines/

26 The Future Fire http://futurefire.net/guidelines/fiction.html

27 Newmyths.com https://sites.google.com/a/newmyths.com/nmwebsite/submissions/sub-2

28 Amazing Stories https://submission.amazingstoriesmag.com/guidelines/

29 Metaphorosis https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/guidelines/

30 Dread Machine (1986 anthology) https://www.thedreadmachine.com/submit/submit-anthology/

31 Jim Baen Memorial Award https://www.baen.com/contest-jbmssa


SPARES:-
Three-Lobed Burning Eye https://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.html

Cossmass Infinities https://www.cossmass.com/submit/

The Centropic Oracle http://www.centropicoracle.com/mainpages/subguide.php

The Overcast https://theovercast.libsyn.com/submissions-guidelines

Andromeda Spaceways https://andromedaspaceways.com/submissions-manager/ [NOT CONFIRMED OPEN]

NEVER CLOSE:-The Future Fire (open/paying/never closed)

Not One Of Us (open/paying/never closed)

The Arcanist (open/paying/never closed to flash)

Nature: Futures (open/paying/never closed)

Analog (open/paying/never closed)

Bards & Sages Quarterly (open/paying/never closed)

The Society of Misfit Stories (open/paying/never closed)

Metaphorosis (open/paying/never closed)

I’ll kill you (in science fiction) (A tweet by Ray Daley)

8 Dec

I’ll kill you (in science fiction) (An tweet by Ray Daley) 7/2/18

I’ll kill you (in science fiction), you’ve annoyed me, now there’s friction!
I might start on a notepad, depends if you’ve made me REALLY mad?
Always mind what you are saying, later on you might be praying.
So I’ll kill you (in science fiction), check my spelling; watch my diction.

I’m Insane, a poem by Ray Daley.

7 Dec

I will lick your face in danger, I don’t care if you’re a stranger,
Ignore society, I’m a weirdo, Gonna lick your face, my friendo.
I will hug you, I don’t care, If you’ve got short or long hair,
Come right here and have a cuddle, screw your brain, it’s all a muddle.
So I will lick your face in danger, I don’t care if you’re a stranger.

Tiptoe, by the chainsaws (A horror poem, By Ray Daley)

1 Dec

Tiptoe, by the chainsaws, and the bonesaws,
Past the big knives, near the willow tree,
Come tiptoe, by the chainsaws, with me.

Tear off someone’s facemask, God! it’s their face! No, its not a mask.
Come tiptoe, by the chainsaws, With me.

Tiptoe, here in Texas, by the chainsaws, on a moonlit night,
With Grampa, And Gunnar, heck, the whole family,
Come tiptoe, by the chainsaws, with me.

Come now, let me hold you, as you take your final breath by me,
Come tiptoe, by the chainsaws, with me.

November 2020 Submission Challenge Summary

1 Dec

1 November
Todays Admin:- Departure Date to Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores.
No=251, Yes=14, Sub=294, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=46, Yes=3, Sub=62.


2 November
Todays Admin:- No from Andromeda Spaceways on Madam Midnight Fucks Shit Up.
Fairytales, And Lies to Andromeda Spaceways.
No=252, Yes=14, Sub=295, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=47, Yes=3, Sub=63.


3 November
Todays Admin:- The Death Of Tony Fashion to The Dark City Mystery Magazine.
No=252, Yes=14, Sub=296, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=47, Yes=3, Sub=64.


4 November
Todays Admin:- I Made A New Friend Today to The Dread Machine.
No=252, Yes=14, Sub=297, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=47, Yes=3, Sub=65.


5 November
Todays Admin:- No from Starship Sofa on Scenario 12 & from Unmasked on Hyperboy; Trinity.
Overground to Clarkesworld.
No=254, Yes=14, Sub=298, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=49, Yes=3, Sub=66.

Info Update!

Flash In A Flash Anthology will be released before Xmas.
That’s me in 2 anthologies before the end of the yr.
2021 has Bards & Sages in April.
Unsure when my story will go up @ DailySF, probably 2021.
My Abyss & Apex story in 2022, I already know.


6 November
Todays Admin:- Total Immersion to StarShipSofa.
No=254, Yes=14, Sub=299, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=49, Yes=3, Sub=67.

More Admin:- No from Clarkesworld on Overground.
No=255, Yes=14, Sub=299, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=50, Yes=3, Sub=67.

More Admin:- No from Abyss & Apex on The Healer.
No=256, Yes=14, Sub=299, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=51, Yes=3, Sub=67.

Not technically a rejection, this was a release as they didn’t have space & didn’t want to hold it any longer. FYI, this is the 2nd of these I’ve had this year.


7 November
Todays Admin:- No from Dread Imaginings on A Monster Under Every Bed.
The Uninvited to Weird Horror Magazine.
No=257, Yes=14, Sub=300, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=52, Yes=3, Sub=68.

More Admin:- No from PseudoPod on Snurgal The Knurgal.
No=258, Yes=14, Sub=300, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=53, Yes=3, Sub=68.


8 November
Todays Admin:- Dear Toaster to Daily Science Fiction.
No=258, Yes=14, Sub=301, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=53, Yes=3, Sub=69.

More Admin:- One Of Us Is Lying has been sold to Sirius Science Fiction.
And is now live too! https://siriussciencefiction.blogspot.com/2020/11/one-of-us-is-lying-by-ray-daley.html
No=258, Yes=15, Sub=301, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=53, Yes=4, Sub=69.


9 November
Todays Admin:- No from Hypnos Magazine on The Death Of A Secret Policeman.
War Driver to From the Farther Trees.
No=259, Yes=15, Sub=302, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=54, Yes=4, Sub=70.

More Admin:- No from Weird Horror Magazine on The Uninvited & from The Arcanist on Dear Transnational Death Tank Company.
No=261, Yes=15, Sub=302, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=56, Yes=4, Sub=70.

More Admin:- No from From The Farther Trees on War Driver.
No=262, Yes=15, Sub=302, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=57, Yes=4, Sub=70.

More Admin:- No from Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores on Departure Date.
No=263, Yes=15, Sub=302, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=58, Yes=4, Sub=70.


10 November
Todays Admin:- The Waking Nightmare to The Dark.
No=263, Yes=15, Sub=303, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=58, Yes=4, Sub=71.

More Admin:- No from Infinite Worlds on Junkie & from The Dark on The Waking Nightmare.
No=265, Yes=15, Sub=303, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=60, Yes=4, Sub=71.


11 November
Todays Admin:- Please Turn Over to The New Accelerator.
No=265, Yes=15, Sub=304, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=60, Yes=4, Sub=72.


12 November
Todays Admin:- I’ve Fallen In Love With A Hologram, Again to Flash Fiction Online.
No=265, Yes=15, Sub=305, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=60, Yes=4, Sub=73.


13 November
Todays Admin:- The Very Next Best Thing To Being There to Distant Shores Publishing.
No=265, Yes=15, Sub=306, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=60, Yes=4, Sub=74


14 November
Todays Admin:- The Sex Lives Of Robots to Amazing Stories.
No=265, Yes=15, Sub=307, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=60, Yes=4, Sub=75.

More Admin:- No from Arsenika On Edgars Spaceboot Shop.
No=266, Yes=15, Sub=307, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=61, Yes=4, Sub=75.


15 November
Todays Admin:- No from Speculative North On Hot Dust.
The Ripples Of Time to Clarkesworld.
No=267, Yes=15, Sub=308, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=62, Yes=4, Sub=76.


16 November
Todays Admin:- Pick A Witch to Three-Lobed Burning Eye.
No=267, Yes=15, Sub=309, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=62, Yes=4, Sub=77.

More Admin:- No from Flash Fiction Online on I’ve Fallen In Love With A Hologram, Again.
No=268, Yes=15, Sub=309, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=63, Yes=4, Sub=77.


17 November
Todays Admin:- Top Field Tanks to Apex Magazine.
No=268, Yes=15, Sub=310, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=63, Yes=4, Sub=78.

More Admin:- No from Amazing Stories on The Sex Lives Of Robots.
No=269, Yes=15, Sub=310, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=64, Yes=4, Sub=78.


18 November
Todays Admin:- War Driver to Hexagon.
No=269, Yes=15, Sub=311, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=64, Yes=4, Sub=79.

More Admin:- No from The Dread Machine on I Made A New Friend Today.
No=270, Yes=15, Sub=311, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=65, Yes=4, Sub=79.


19 November
Todays Admin:- No from Andromeda Spaceways Magazine on Fairytales, And Lies.
Play The Hand Life Deals You to Dream of Shadows.
No=271, Yes=15, Sub=312, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=66, Yes=4, Sub=80.

More Admin:- No from Clarkesworld on The Ripples Of Time.
No=272, Yes=15, Sub=312, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=67, Yes=4, Sub=80.


20 November
Todays Admin:- Just A Small Slice Of Life to Hypnos Magazine.
No=272, Yes=15, Sub=313, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=67, Yes=4, Sub=81.

More Admin:- No from Dream Of Shadows on Play The Hand Life Deals You.
No=273, Yes=15, Sub=313, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=68, Yes=4, Sub=81.

Good feedback, considering that was its 1st outing. That will sell to the right market.

More Admin:- No from Apex Magazine on Top Field Tanks.
No=274, Yes=15, Sub=313, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=69, Yes=4, Sub=81.


21 November
Todays Admin:- Dear Transnational Death Tank Company to Electric Spec.
No=274, Yes=15, Sub=314, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=69, Yes=4, Sub=82.


22 November
Todays Admin:- No from Constellation on Learning To Breathe.
Who’s Got The Button? to Apparition Lit.
No=275, Yes=15, Sub=315, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=70, Yes=4, Sub=83.

More Admin:- No from The Future Fire on A Fragile Reality.
No=276, Yes=15, Sub=315, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=71. Yes=4, Sub=83.


23 November
Todays Admin:- No from Interzone on Machine Shop.
No=277, Yes=15, Sub=315, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=72. Yes=4, Sub=83.

They either didn’t send a rejection or I missed it?

More Admin:- No from Hexagon on War Driver.
Fairytales, And Lies to Interzone.
No=278, Yes=15, Sub=316, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=73. Yes=4, Sub=84.

More Admin:- No from Asimov’s on This Reality Is Collapsing.
No=279, Yes=15, Sub=316, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=74. Yes=4, Sub=84.

More Admin:- No from Interzone on Fairytales, And Lies.
No=280, Yes=15, Sub=316, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=75. Yes=4, Sub=84.


24 November
Todays Admin:- No from Dark Matter Mag on The War Machines.
No=281, Yes=15, Sub=316, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=76. Yes=4, Sub=84.

“We do enjoy your work” Thanks, nice of you to say.

More Admin:- The War Machines to Amazing Stories.
No=281, Yes=15, Sub=317, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=76. Yes=4, Sub=85.


25 November
Todays Admin:- Clone Thirty-Four to Dream of Shadows.
No=281, Yes=15, Sub=318, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=76. Yes=4, Sub=86.


26 November
Todays Admin:- In Hot Water to Metaphorosis.
No from Dream of Shadows on Clone Thirty-Four.
No=282, Yes=15, Sub=319, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=77. Yes=4, Sub=87.

More Admin:- No from Metaphorosis on In Hot Water.
No=283, Yes=15, Sub=319, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=78. Yes=4, Sub=87.


27 November
Todays Admin:- Lost Time to The Chorochronos Archives.
No=283, Yes=15, Sub=320, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=78. Yes=4, Sub=88.


28 November
Todays Admin:- Officer Down, Permanently to Clarkesworld.
No=283, Yes=15, Sub=321, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=78. Yes=4, Sub=89.


29 November
Todays Admin:- This Reality Is Collapsing to Interzone.
No=283, Yes=15, Sub=322, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=78. Yes=4, Sub=90.


30 November
Todays Admin:- No from Interzone on This Reality Is Collapsing.
Transitional Period to The Future Fire.
No=284, Yes=15, Sub=323, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=79. Yes=4, Sub=91.

More Admin:- No from Amazing Stories on The War Machines.
No=285, Yes=15, Sub=323, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=80. Yes=4, Sub=91.

More Admin:- No from Hypnos on Just A Small Slice Of Life & from Far from Home on Getting Back.
No=287, Yes=15, Sub=323, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=82. Yes=4, Sub=91.

Had to really scramble today to find a market. I was due to sub to Fireside but they’ve had issues recently, meaning they were shut.


36 rejections, 30 submissions, 1 acceptance, 0 withdrawn or not received.

It appears that somewhere along the way, I’ve managed to not log a sub (it wasn’t this month, I just counted) so I’ll have to add 1 to my total subs to make it correct. I have double checked, the subtraction says 29 yet I’ve made & counted 30 subs.

So this was November 2020

1 Dec

I’ve made 323 new submissions. 287 rejections. 15 acceptances. 3 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.

There are currently 35 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.

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

The Symptoms Of Lawn Tennis will be released in Flash In A Flash, Dec 6th 2020. (DTBC)
36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force, Dec, 2020. (DTBC)
Lost Souls will be released at Daily Science Fiction. (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:-

2 stories out from the January Submission Challenge are still out. There are also still 3 stories outstanding from the original September Challenge! One of those is going to be on hold a while longer, thanks to COVID issues.

Fillers won’t be appearing in Again, Hazardous Imaginings. I was asked to do a full rewrite which I wasn’t prepared to do, especially after being told “yours is the best thus far and the most fitting for the anthology’s theme.

The 3rd month of the year long subs challenge is now over. Only 9 more to go.

SFWA Short Story Market List

20 Nov

Alta
Analog
Anathema
Apparition Lit
Asimov’s Science Fiction
Atthis Arts
Aurelia Leo
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Bourbon Penn
Clarkesworld
Cossmass Infinities
Daily Science Fiction
Decameron Project
Departure Mirror Quarterly
Diabolical Plots
Escape Pod
F&SF
Fantasy Magazine
Fireside
FIYAH 13
Flash Fiction Online
Future Science Fiction Digest
Future SF
Heavy Feather Review
Hobart
Kaleidotrope
Krypton Radio
Lackington’s
Lamplight
Lightspeed
Meerkat Press
Metaphorosis
MQR Mixtape
Mysterion
Nature
Neon Hemlock
Nightmare
North American Review
Omenana Magazine
On Spec
Podcastle
Queen of Swords Press
Reckoning
Semper Fi Press
Short Édition
Solaris
Space and Time Magazine
Strange Horizons
Sword & Kettle
Syntax & Salt Magazine
The Future Fire
Three Lobed Burning Eye
Tor.com
Translunar Travelers Lounge
Truancy
Uncanny
Underland Press
Zombies Need Brains LLC