So This Was 2019

1 Jan

I made 242 new submissions. 227 rejections. 13 acceptances. 6 withdrawn, none not received as of yet.

I surpassed the stats of 2018:- 240 submissions. 220 rejections. 7 acceptances.

Shots Of Repatriated Bastard & Sam, I Am were sold on Jan 21st to Jouth Vol 2.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) was accepted on Feb 16th by CafeLit. (Not a sale)
The Subaudibles was sold on Mar 18th to Aurora Wolf.
The Parting was sold on July 18th to Electric Athenaeum.
A Million Light Years From Home was sold on Aug 19th to Escaped Ink.
Summer At Camp Long Drop was accepted on Sept 6th by Ghost Light.
The Symptoms Of Lawn Tennis was sold on Sept 8th to Flash In A Flash.
Uniform was sold on Sept 15th to New Orbit Magazine.
A Tooth Fairy Dreams was sold on Sept 25th to Aether & Ichor.
Bastard Space was sold on Oct 14th to Wordland 8; Time We Left.
Detecting Rogue Time Travellers (Practical Exam) was sold on Nov 2nd to Transmundane Press.
It Takes A Dragon was sold on Nov 9th to Flash Fiction Magazine.


There are currently 22 stories out in submission:-

The Razors Edge is available to read in issue 1 of The Weird And Whatnot.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) is available to read for free at CafeLit.
The Subaudibles is available to read for free at Aurora Wolf.
How Have The Mighty Fallen? is available to read in Insignia Vol 7.
The Parting is available to read for free in Issue 2 at Electric Athenaeum.
The Symptoms Of Lawn Tennis was published in issue 7 of the Flash In A Flash newsletter (subscribers only).
A Million Light Years From Home is available to read in Tall Tales & Short Stories Volume 1.
Uniform is available to read in Issue 7 of New Orbit Mag.


THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

A Tooth Fairy Dreams… will be released by Aether & Ichor Jan 1st 2020.
It Takes A Dragon will be released by Jan 12th 2020.
Super Fake will be released in Future Syndicate II, February 6th, 2020.
Summer At Camp Long Drop will be released in Ghostlight, April 2020.
Detecting Rogue Time Travellers (Practical Exam) will be released in Transmundane Press On Time anthology roughly May/June 2020.
Bastard Space will be released in Wordland 8; Time We Left (TBA)

When I get more solid dates on these, I’ll announce them.

EDIT:- Jouth Volume 2 is officially postponed until further notice. Until I know otherwise, I’ll continue to list these as sold.


I got 1 new ISFDB credit this year:- How Have The Mighty Fallen? (2019)

My total of new stories written this year was 51.

My 2019 writing stats:-
Stories completed=51
Longest story=5666 words
Shortest story=100 words
Camp Nano April ’19=8 stories; 14,969
Camp Nano July ’19=20 stories; 42,166 words
NanoWriMo ’19= Did not officially take part. 5 stories. 9,745 words.

Total words written=116,690.

Summing Up:- I made some money, had some stories published, hit a bad patch and didn’t really recover in terms of creative output.


ANY OTHER BUSINESS:-

I’m ready for the Submission Challenge. I’ve got 31 stories all ready to go out with spares for markets I’ll be bombarding as often as possible. There are still stories out which I’m waiting to hear about.

To surpass 2019’s stats, I’ll probably have to give a few things away for free. I’m not sure if I’m going to write anything new at all.

I realised quite quickly this wasn’t going to be a good writing year and moved my focus to submissions. I feel I’ve been on top of this fairly well, the submission challenge helped pull my  numbers up.

GOALS FOR 2020:- Sell at least 1 reprint, make a pro sale.
While these are both possible, the probabilty isn’t great. I’ll just try as hard as I can.

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