Monday, July 20, 2015

Acceptance

Today's going to be a short post since I just burned all of my writing time getting some non-writing work finished. Ah well, it needed to be done. And I'll have plenty of writing time next weekend since I get to go up to Estes Park and have a writing retreat weekend. Woot!

I figured for today I could share some good news. Last week I got two acceptances. I placed a memoir flash fiction piece with Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things, and I placed a short horror story with Sanitarium Magazine. The emails came two days in a row.

PSA: One of my acceptances showed up in the spam folder. Be sure to check your spam folders regularly! If it weren't for the fact that I check daily, I might have missed the opportunity.

Sanitarium will be released at the end of this month in both paper and e-magazine format. I don't have a release date for Ember yet, but it will be a fully illustrated hardcover book. I'll share each when they're available (and will update my publications tab with purchase links.)

Sanitarium has an interesting model. They're just now switching things to it. Each week, their subscribers get a mini-issue that they can access online. At the end of the month, each mini-issue is combined into the monthly full magazine, which they then get via their preferred means. So I already got to see my short story in the subscriber mini-issue, and now I'll get to hold a hard copy in my grubby little hands (remember the discussion last Monday?) I'm excited that I'll be getting a hard copy of each of these publications!

Do you have any good news to share? How is your summer writing time going? Are you actively submitting? Are you waiting to hear on any submissions?

May you find your Muse.

Cheerleader image by Vickey, clker.com


38 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Shannon! Good thing you check that spam folder.

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    1. I had a little shot of anxiety when I found it there. The big What Ifs.

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  2. Hooray! Congratulations!! And enjoy your writing retreat.

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    1. Thank you! I'm all packed up and ready to go.

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  3. Congratulations! :)

    Going to check my spam folder right now....

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    1. Man, yes. I will never fail to check that sucker now.

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  4. Woo-hoo! Congratulations! I got two rejections this weekend, but my local critique group really liked my horror flash piece. I'll be tidying it up and sending it out this week. :)

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    1. Yay! The more floating around out there, the better. Sorry about the rejections, though. Or, as folks like to say, congratulations on two nos closer to yes?

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  5. A huge congratulations! God bless the spam folder, the inept bouncer of the Internet world: "You, important reply from a publisher - you wait right here. Oh, a penis enhancement e-mail? Well, you just come right in."

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    1. The spam emails are getting bolder, too. I have no idea what about this email caught the eye of the spam gods, but yeesh. Close call.

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  6. That is really cool. Congrats on getting that hard copy in your hands.

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  7. Congratulations! There's never anything that interesting in my spam folder!

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    1. You know, sometimes the creativity of the spam is mind blowing.

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  8. How wonderful! Congratulations. Spam folders always get the good stuff! Always check.

    Have a great writing weekend!

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  9. Sanitarium is a great name for a horror thing.
    Good job!

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    1. I love the names of some of these magazines. You always know when it's horror.

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  10. Great news about those acceptances. And how lucky you checked that Spam folder. I hate that thing. So much of what I want to read lands in it, and I've changed my settings. Keep checking that folder!

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    1. Happily, the folder doesn't see too much action. Not so on my other emails. I try not to sign up for anything extraneous on the business one because of that. Urgh.

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  11. yay, congrats. Hope they are paying submissions. I need to buckle down and get some short stories finished.

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    1. They are! That's all I'm submitting to right now. Get those stories going!

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  12. Congrats! That's so cool! I've been editing a lot on my fantasy novel and have written a few short stories. I entered two contests, but didn't place with either. Oh well!

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    1. Yes, but you're getting out there and getting things done. Way to go!

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  13. Huzzah!! Such good news! Enjoy your writing adventures in Estes!

    Me...accomplish something. Basically I am surviving summer. And that in itself, is good.

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    1. True. Summer is drawing to an end in the next few weeks. I'm hoping this writing retreat gives me what I need to make it the rest of the way with renewed energy.

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  14. Congratulations! You should do some celebrating.

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    1. You know, I do need to celebrate. I did get two new Funko Pops to represent my stories, though, which is always a little thrill.

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  15. Yay for your good news! My good news is that I'm still working on my writing.

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    1. That's excellent news, too. I've started slacking. It's easy to get sidetracked. Hopefully I pick back up after this weekend.

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  16. How wonderful to get two at once! I'd like to be submitting, but my writing schedule is going down the tubes. Summer = kids-at-home = "Can I have" x 100 = zero writing time.

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    1. Yeah, my two are home, too. The writing is not going as well as the submitting. ;)

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  17. Wahoo! Congratulations - 2 in a row - that's so awesome! I am having a pretty good writing summer. :)

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    1. That's great. Summer can sidetrack writing so much sometimes that if I'm getting anything written in summer I'm happy.

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  18. That's awesome and congrats! Glad to see your hard work paying dividends.

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  19. Congratulations! Now that sounds like great spam. So far ... I only receive ... really weird ones.

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    1. I've had some super special spam lately. They aren't even mincing words anymore.

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