Archive for July, 2006
Rejection #9 –> Submission #10
Posted on: July 30th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 3 Comments

A 30 day form rejection from the anthology Horrors Beyond II for my piece “Go Back to Sleep.” “Go Back To Sleep” submitted to Gud

The Life and Times of J.D. McNutterhouse: Episode Two
Posted on: July 29th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 5 Comments

This week’s adventure: “J.D. Gets Personal” J.D. McNutterhouse was tired of getting rejection letters all the time. He knew it couldn’t have anything to do with his writing, and certainly not his manuscript format (didn’t he always make sure to use a 10 point font and single space to conserve room? Didn’t he always use […]

Rejections #7 and #8?
Posted on: July 26th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 9 Comments

I’ll explain the question mark in a moment. I received a rejection letter from Pedestal Magazine today. It was a form rejection, and I will reproduce it below: Dear Anthony: Thank you for submitting your work to The Pedestal Magazine. We enjoyed reading it but regret that we cannot use it at this time. We […]

The Interview
Posted on: July 24th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 10 Comments

My interview is officially up on Flash Flood. I had a great time participating in the interview, and I’m very happy with the way it turned out. Go take a look and let me know what you think. The Interview

The Life and Times of J.D. McNutterhouse: Episode One
Posted on: July 22nd, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 5 Comments

I’d like to welcome everyone to my new series, which explores the ins and outs of the dreaded submission process. In each episode, we follow J.D. McNutterhouse, a new writer whose rare combination of thick-headedness, ignorance, and naivete cause him to take misstep after misstep on the road to publication. So sit back, relax, and […]

Rejection #6
Posted on: July 19th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 4 Comments

Just a quick form rejection from A Field Guide to Surreal Botany. Not too much of a disappointment considering I wrote the short submission within an hour of sending it out. In hind sight, I probably should have edited it a little better.

The Farmer’s Market: Feeling the Flow
Posted on: July 16th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 8 Comments

Every Saturday, starting in the spring and running through the fall, the local farmer’s market sets up along Main Street. Fresh vegetables, breads, cheeses, and honey line the street under large tents where the different farms set up. Each week a new assortment of local creations are piled high on flimsy tables and stands: the […]

Into the Void
Posted on: July 12th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 6 Comments

Months of waiting and two query letters later, I have received a response concerning my submission to Simulacrum Magazine. It’s not a rejection. But it’s not an acceptance either. Simulacrum Magazineis closing. I can’t say I am happy with this news, seeing as how my piece has been with them for months yet, they were […]

Spotlight on Duotrope
Posted on: July 10th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 8 Comments

A few days ago I posted four new links to my market listings. Since then, I have taken a closer look at these web sites, and decided to spotlight one of my favorites, Duotrope. To call this simply a “market listing” is insulting (and I apologize). Duotrope manages to combine what a writer would normally […]

What do you write?
Posted on: July 7th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 9 Comments

It’s interesting the way writing gets chopped up and separated into categories. It’s important for readers to be able to find writing they enjoy, and that’s based on the genre; it’s important for publishers to be able to market your masterpiece and therefore need a genre to stick you in. I say the hell with […]

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