2019 is almost here. Many of us wrap up the year by taking a sort of inventory of progress we made during the year and making promises to do it better in the future. As a writer, writing and sending submissions out into the world creates the task of managing them.
After market research I would take out another photocopied sheet and I’d note the who, what, when and where to send it. I’d put together a query letter with a paragraph to clearly show I had looked through past issues of their magazine. Sometimes I would mention an article well done. I’d put a note on the sheet of paper as the submission and SASE dropped into the mailbox. This is how I tracked my submissions. I’d make a note to myself when time ran out and I assumed I ended up in slush and went to the next publication on my list.
I’ve been reading and writing and reading some more. I’ve been thinking about submitting some short stories in 2018 and maybe some Creative Non-Fiction. So, I have also been researching the markets. Rejections are a source of pride. Rejections are tangible proof you are a writer. Well, maybe not so tangible in the days of […]