Tuesday 14 October 2014

Submission snapshot

Writers new to submitting their work sometimes begin by sending away a piece at a time. They're surprised when I suggest that they keep many pieces in the post. Here's what I have out at the moment -

  • Poems to magazines - 11
  • Stories to magazines - 2
  • Stories to competitions - 5
  • Flash to magazines - 4
  • Micro-fiction to magazines - 14
  • Poetry book competition - 1

That's 37 pieces sent to 17 places - a mix of ambitious targets and smaller outlets. If 10% of these succeed this time round I'll be happy. For some of these pieces I already know where I'll send them next if they're returned. Some have already been rejected many times, but I like them. Overall, my eventual success rate with poems is 30%. With articles/stories it's 14%.

Thursday 2 October 2014

Recently published pieces

In the last few weeks I've had a few things published online -

Along with recent paper appearances in "Acumen" (poetry aphorisms) and "Under the Radar" (2 poems) these add up to a busy month.