Rejection #13 –> Submissions #12 and #13

Alrighty. Another 3 day rejection from GUD for my piece “Retired.”

I sent GUD yet another story. This one (“Like Everyone Else”) is strictly literary with no horror elements to it (though it is a bit dark).

I also sent “Retired” back out, this time to Fantasy Magazine.

I have had one rejection from Fantasy magazine a couple of months ago, but I like the look of their publication and wanted to give this one another shot. The piece I sent is not a fantasy story, but the guidelines state that their magazine has a broad definition of fantasy (and to me it seems that they buy anything with speculative elements).

Of course I have broken one of my own rules on this one and have not yet read an issue of the magazine. So maybe if I get a rejection I should consider myself in ranks with Mr. J.D. McNutterhouse.

3 thoughts on “Rejection #13 –> Submissions #12 and #13”

  1. Rejections always sting, but I suppose you can’t accuse GUD of keeping you hanging-on for a reply.

    Good luck with the new subs.

  2. The more I read of your rejections, the more nervous I get. I got pretty damn lucky to get a piece accepted. Not that it wasn’t good, but the odds are pretty slim it seems. Keep going man.

  3. Anthony J. Rapino

    Steve, You’re right about that. GUD certainly doesn’t keep you waiting. In fact…


    Rejection #14–> a 2-day reject from GUD for “Like Everyone Else.”

    Oh well.

    I wouldn’t worry about it. I’m really still a newbie to the whole writing game, so my rejections may really just mean I need more practice. It wouldn’t surprise me.

    So just because I get a lot of rejections doesn’t mean you will. I see a lot of ppl getting accepted.

    We’ll all keep fighting together.


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