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September Submission Challenge Market list

12 Jul

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?:- Submit a story every day to a paying market for a month. Or as many stories as you can.
WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE PART?:-30 finished stories, or as many as the number of days you intend to sub for. Ensure they are A) Finished. B) Spellchecked, proofed, edited, grammar passed & ready to sub.
WHERE ARE THESE MARKETS FROM?:-Chosen & vetted by me, I pick the places I’d like to get my work into, plus they have to be open during Septmber & pay money for stories.
DO I HAVE TO SUB TO THESE MARKETS?:-Of course not, I’ve selected these to make life easier. If you want to sub elsewhere, or to a different palce than I chose for that day, feel free. I’m not your parents.
CAN ANYONE TAKE PART?:-Providing you can follow these simple rules, yes.
RULES:-Before we start, publicly declare you’re in, and how many days you intend to sub for. Do it on social media, make sure to tag me in it @RayDaleyWriter
Then simply post each day where you’ve sent a story to.
Many participants keep a daily log so they can put up a blog post at the end of the month how they fared. So tracking rejections & acceptances is a damn good idea too.
IS THIS THE 1ST TIME YOU’VE DONE IT?:-No. September will be our 2nd birthday!
WHAT KIND OF SUCCESS CAN YOU GUARENTEE?:- None at all. However, I personally made a pro sale off the challenge last year, and almost everyone who has previously taken part has at least 1 sale to their name.

CAVEAT:- All markets are confirmed as open & paying unless otherwise marked.

01 Fantasy Magazine (short & long form) https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines OR On The Premises (Monster Theme) https://onthepremises.com/current-contest/

02 Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/ OR The Periodical, Forlorn https://www.periodicalforlorn.com/submission-guidelines (Theme: Moonlighting)

03 Flash Fiction Online http://flashfictiononline.com/main/submission-guidelines-flash-fiction/ OR Micro Madness (Cosmic Horror Monthly) https://www.cosmichorrormonthly.com/micro-madness/ (any day 1st to 7th)

04 Hexagon Magazine https://hexagonmagazine.ca/submit/ or Dark Moon Books http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Submissions.html

05 Underland Arcana https://www.underlandarcana.com/submissions/ OR Clarkesworld http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/

06 Metaphorosis https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/guidelines/ OR PseudoPod https://pseudopod.org/submissions/

07 Analog https://www.analogsf.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/ OR ParSec https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/parsec-79-c.asp

08 Titanic Terastructures https://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-titanic-terastructures/ OR Flash Point Science Fiction https://flashpointsf.com/submissions/

09 Silver Blade https://www.silverblade.net/submissions-2/ OR Compelling http://compellingsciencefiction.com/guidelines.html

10 Escape Pod https://escapepod.org/guidelines/short-fiction/ OR Dream Of Shadows https://www.dreamofshadows.co.uk/submission-guidelines

11 Shoreline Of Infinity https://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/submissions/ OR Silence in the City https://www.foundershousepublishing.com/2021/07/silence-in-city-open-call-for.html

12 F&SF https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm OR Dose Of Dread https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

13 The Future Fire http://futurefire.net/guidelines/fiction.html OR Fireside Fiction https://firesidefiction.com/submissions (Sept 13th-19th)

14 The Arcanist https://thearcanist.io/a-call-for-submissions-244f646d25a4 OR From the Farther Trees – https://farthertrees.wordpress.com/submissions/ (Halloween theme)

15 Lamplight https://lamplightmagazine.com/submissions/ OR Nature:Futures http://blogs.nature.com/futureconditional/2015/04/19/how-to-write-for-nature-futures/ OR Factor Four https://factorfourmag.com/submissionsinfo/

16 Translunar Travelers Lounge https://translunartravelerslounge.com/submissions/ OR Nightmare Magazine https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/nightmare/guidelines (Open for Flash & Short Fiction)

17 Interzone/Black Static (horror) http://ttapress.com/interzone/guidelines/ OR Perpetual Motion Machine https://pmmpublishing.submittable.com/submit/34164/perpetual-flash-fiction

18 Not One Of Us https://not-one-of-us.pub/about/guidelines/ OR Frozen Wavelets https://earthianhivemind.net/frozen-wavelets/

19 Bards & Sages Quarterly OR Society of Misfit Stories (same URL) https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines/

20 Electric Spec http://www.electricspec.com/Submissions.html OR Dark Moments https://www.blackharepress.com/submissions/ (close Sept 30th)

21 Strange Horizons (before 4pm) http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/ OR Freeze Frame Fiction https://freezeframefiction.com/write/submission-guidelines-faq/

22 Brink https://www.brinkliterary.com/submit OR Monstroddities https://sliceduppress.com/submissions/

23 The Overcast https://theovercast.libsyn.com/submissions-guidelines OR Three Lobed Burning Eye https://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.html

24 No Sleep Podcast https://www.thenosleeppodcast.com/submissions OR Samjoko Magazine https://www.samjokomagazine.com/submission-guidelines

25 The Common Tongue https://www.commontonguezine.com/guidelines-submissions/ OR Mirror, Mirror https://wordfirewestern.moksha.io/publication/2/3/submit

26 The Colored Lens http://thecoloredlens.com/?page_id=8/ OR Dark Recesses http://darkrecessespress.com/submissions/

27 The Fuckening http://scifilampoon.com/the-fuckening/ OR The Quiet Ones https://wearethequietones.com/submission-calls/

28 Daily Science Fiction https://dailysciencefiction.com/submit OR Etherea Magazine https://ethereamagazine.com/submissions/

29 Swords & Sorceries Volume 3:- https://paralleluniversepublications.blogspot.com/2021/07/submissions-open-for-swords-sorceries.html OR The Dread Machine https://www.thedreadmachine.com/submit/ (CANT CONFIRM)

30 Heroic Fantasy Quarterly https://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?page_id=39 OR Clarkesworld http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/

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SPARE:- Negative Space 2: A Return to Survival Horror https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/negative-space-2-opening-soon.html
Trees Anthology:- https://www.jerseypinesink.com/
On Spec https://onspecmag.wpcomstaging.com/submissions/ (open all September)
Weird Horror https://undertowpublications.com/weird-horror-magazine (open all September)
Screaming in the Night https://www.sinistersmilepress.com/sitn-submission-guidelines (Closes Sept 8th ’21)
Unstamatic https://www.unstamatic.info/submissions
Heirlock https://heirlockmag.com/submit/ (theme:-Home)


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.

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 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.

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.
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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)

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.

October 2020 Submission Challenge Summary

1 Nov

1 October
Todays Admin:- No from Space & Time on Stranding Room Only. Dear Transnational Death Tank Company to Interzone.
No=231, Yes=13, Sub=262, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:-No=26, Yes=2, Sub=31.

More Admin:- Doing my tally yesterday, I realised at some point I failed to log 1 sub so I was 1 short. I’ve counted them & did do 30, so this is to correct my stats.
No=231, Yes=13, Sub=263, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:-No=26, Yes=2, Sub=31.


2 October
Well, that’s a 1st for me. An R&R.
Revise & Resubmit.
Reader said “almost publishing ready”. Obviously I can’t say where, yet.
Todays Admin:- Bodge Job to Space and Time.
No=231, Yes=13, Sub=264, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:-No=26, Yes=2, Sub=32.


3 October
Todays Admin:- No from Nightmare on A 1 Star Review Of The 200th Annual “Worst Monster” Pageant.
Fluid State to The Arkansas International.
No=232, Yes=13, Sub=265, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:-No=27, Yes=2, Sub=33.

UK link for my latest Anthology appearance:- https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08KBT7YY3
Ft my story “Detecting Rogue Time Travellers (Practical Exam)”

More Admin:- SALE! I made a sale! WEIRDEST SALE EVER!

Personal note. When announce permission is received, remove 1 from rejections. A previous rejection changed their mind! More news when I’m allowed.

NOTE:- If you see this acceptance, PLEASE DO NOT SHARE IT UNTIL I GET PERMISSION TO ANNOUNCE!

Also. Checked rates. SECOND PRO SALE!


4 October
Todays Admin:- Stranding Room Only has been sold to Abyss & Apex. A Fragile Reality to The Future Fire.
No=231, Yes=14, Sub=266, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:-No=27, Yes=3, Sub=34.

More Admin:-No from Every Day Fiction on The Suicide Drive.
No=232, Yes=14, Sub=266, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:-No=28, Yes=3, Sub=34.

If in future I’m asked to revise & resub, I’m just going to resub.
1st person said “almost publishing ready” I did everything they asked.
2nd person said “We’ve seen this before, not what we publish.”


5 October
Todays Admin:- No from The Drabblecast on Empty Chest.
The Adventures Of The Amazing Jill, And Otter Bob to Legendary Tales.
No=233, Yes=14, Sub=267, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:-No=29, Yes=3, Sub=35.

Received my contributor copy of Ghostlight Magazine today.

More Admin:- No from Apex Magazine on Egg Witch.
No=234, Yes=14, Sub=267, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:-No=30, Yes=3, Sub=35.


6 October
Todays Admin:- I Hide Behind Cardboard Cliffs And Polystyrene Rocks to Not One of Us.
No=234, Yes=14, Sub=268, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:-No=30, Yes=3, Sub=36.


7 October
Todays Admin:- I Made A New Friend Today to F&SF.
No=234, Yes=14, Sub=269, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=30, Yes=3, Sub=37.

More Admin:- No from Fireside on Witch Hunt.
No=235, Yes=14, Sub=269, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=31, Yes=3, Sub=37.


8 October
Todays Admin:- No from Interzone on Dear Transnational Death Tank Company.
A Wizarding World to Metaphorosis.
No=236, Yes=14, Sub=270, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=32, Yes=3, Sub=38.


9 October
Todays Admin:- No from Metaphorosis on A Wizarding World.
War Driver to Amazing Stories.
No=237, Yes=14, Sub=271, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=33, Yes=3, Sub=39.

More Admin:- No from Fantasy Magazine on The Man Who Looked After The Sea.
No=238, Yes=14, Sub=271, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=34, Yes=3, Sub=39.


10 October
Todays Admin:- The War Machines to Dark Matter Magazine.
No=238, Yes=14, Sub=272, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=34, Yes=3, Sub=40.


11 October
Todays Admin:- No from F&SF on I Made A New Friend Today.
Witch Hunt to Mythaxis.
No=239, Yes=14, Sub=273, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=35, Yes=3, Sub=41.


12 October
Todays Admin:- No from Space & Time on Bodge Job.
I Made A New Friend Today to Clarkesworld.
No=240, Yes=14, Sub=274, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=36, Yes=3, Sub=42.


13 October
Todays Admin:- Dear Transnational Death Tank Company to The Arcanist.
No=240, Yes=14, Sub=275, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=36, Yes=3, Sub=43.

Another interview by me:- https://barrylillie.wordpress.com/2020/10/13/20-20-ray-daley/


14 October
Todays Admin:- Mission 334; Mannequin World to Apex Magazine.
No=240, Yes=14, Sub=276, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=36, Yes=3, Sub=44.

More Admin:- No from Mythaxis on Witch on & from Clarkesworld on I Made A New Friend Today.
No=242, Yes=14, Sub=276, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=38, Yes=3, Sub=44.


15 October
Todays Admin:- Learning To Breathe to Constellation Magazine.
No=242, Yes=14, Sub=277, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=38, Yes=3, Sub=45.


16 October
Todays Admin:- Machine Shop to Interzone.
No=242, Yes=14, Sub=278, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=38, Yes=3, Sub=46.


17 October
Todays Admin:- Dear Toaster to Flash Fiction Online.
No=242, Yes=14, Sub=279, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=38, Yes=3, Sub=47.


18 October
Todays Admin:- Getting Back to Far from Home.
No=242, Yes=14, Sub=280, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=38, Yes=3, Sub=48.

More Admin:- No from Amazing Stories on War Driver.
No=243, Yes=14, Sub=280, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=39, Yes=3, Sub=48.


19 October
Todays Admin:- Snurgal The Knurgal to PseudoPod.
No=243, Yes=14, Sub=281, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=39, Yes=3, Sub=49.

More Admin:- No from Apex Magazine on Mission 334; Mannequin World.
No=244, Yes=14, Sub=281, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=40, Yes=3, Sub=49.


20 October
Todays Admin:- A Monster Under Every Bed to Dread Imaginings.
No=244, Yes=14, Sub=282, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=40, Yes=3, Sub=50.


21 October
Todays Admin:- The Dive to Clarkesworld
No=244, Yes=14, Sub=283, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=40, Yes=3, Sub=51.


22 October
Todays Admin:- Two Little Birds to Paper Butterfly.
No=244, Yes=14, Sub=284, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=40, Yes=3, Sub=52.

More Admin:- No from Clarkesworld on The Dive.
No=245, Yes=14, Sub=284, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=41, Yes=3, Sub=52.

More Admin:- No from Not One Of Us on I Hide Behind Cardboard Cliffs And Polystyrene Rocks.
No=246, Yes=14, Sub=284, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=42, Yes=3, Sub=52.


23 October
Todays Admin:- Fair King, Fell Low to Departure Mirror.
No=246, Yes=14, Sub=285, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=42, Yes=3, Sub=53.


24 October
Todays Admin:- Rescue Me to The Martian Wave.
No=246, Yes=14, Sub=286, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=42, Yes=3, Sub=54.


25 October
Todays Admin:- The Hauntings to Boneyard Soup Magazine.
No=246, Yes=14, Sub=287, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=42, Yes=3, Sub=55.


26 October
Todays Admin:- Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company to Utopia Science Fiction.
No=246, Yes=14, Sub=288, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=42, Yes=3, Sub=56.

More Admin:- The Waking Nightmare to Cemetery Gates Media.
No=246, Yes=14, Sub=289, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=42, Yes=3, Sub=56.
Not logged on yr challenge.

I’m not logging it on the year challenge because that’s a 1 a day thing. Any more than that would just be silly. I am allowed to sub more, but it’s wasting future markets, unless the market is one that’s closing quickly.

More Admin:- No from Cemetery Gates on The Waking Nightmare.
No=247, Yes=14, Sub=289, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=42, Yes=3, Sub=56.

Rejection not logged on year challenge as sub wasn’t either.
Good feedback on what they want.


27 October
Todays Admin:- The Payment Room to Curiouser Magazine.
No=247, Yes=14, Sub=290, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=42, Yes=3, Sub=57.


28 October
Todays Admin:- Edgar’s Spaceboot Shop to Arsenika.
No=247, Yes=14, Sub=291, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=42, Yes=3, Sub=58.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L8LS9N7
My latest story And The Lord Taketh Away is now available to read in issue 37 of The Colored Lens.


29 October
Todays Admin:- No from Occult Detective Magazine on The Haunting Of An Occult Detective & on from Flash Fiction Online on Dear Toaster.
Hyperboy; Trinity to UnMasked.
No=249, Yes=14, Sub=291, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=44, Yes=3, Sub=59.


30 October
Todays Admin:- Mission 334; Mannequin World to Bourbon Penn.
No=249, Yes=14, Sub=292, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=44, Yes=3, Sub=60.


31 October
Todays Admin:- The Death Of A Secret Policeman to Hypnos Magazine.
No=249, Yes=14, Sub=293, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=44, Yes=3, Sub=61.

More Admin:- No from Fantasy Magazine on Fairy Tales, And Lies.
No=250, Yes=14, Sub=293, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=45, Yes=3, Sub=61.

More Admin:- No from Departure Mirror on Fair King, Fell Low.
No=251, Yes=14, Sub=293, Withdrawn=3, Not Received=0.
365 Event:- No=46, Yes=3, Sub=61.


20 rejections, 31 submissions, 1 acceptance, 0 withdrawn or not received.

So this was October 2020

1 Nov

I’ve made 293 new submissions. 249 rejections. 14 acceptances. 2 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, 28th Feb, 2020.
For The Duty sold to Space Force; Building A Legacy, 22nd Mar, 2020.
The Scars Of War sold to Chrome Baby, 13th Apr, 2020.
The Dionesian Wave (reprint) sold to Tell-Tale Press, 24th Apr, 2020.
The Passing Of Witchcraft sold to Satyr Central, 21st July, 2020.
Electric Feet, Manual Street sold to Kasma SF, 26th July, 2020.
Lost Souls sold to Daily Science Fiction, 30th August, 2020. (1st Pro Sale!)
And The Lord Taketh Away sold to The Colored Lens, 2nd September, 2020.
Grandmothers Shoes sold to Bards And Sages Quarterly, 16th September, 2020.
Stranding Room Only sold to Abyss & Apex, 3rd October, 2020.

There are currently 42 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. 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. 1st June, 2020.
The Scars Of War. Chrome Baby (Bairn 93). 30th June, 2020.
The Passing Of Witchcraft. The Angry Noodle (formerly Satyr Central). August 12th, 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.

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force – the expected release for this is before Xmas 2020. (DTBC)
Lost Souls will be released in Daily Science Fiction, currently no date known on this, sorry. (DTBC)
Grandmothers Shoes will be released in Bards And Sages Quarterly, April, 2021. (DTBC)
Stranding Room Only will be released in Abyss & Apex, 1st January, 2022.

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.

Tuck & Roll in Automobilia is still on-going, at this point, I expect death before publication.

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 2nd month of the year long subs challenge is now over. Only 10 more to go.