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“Remember, a writer writes always.”
-Larry (Billy Crystal), Throw Momma From the Train
Well... It's deadline day. Self-imposed deadline day, that is. I wanted to spend a month trying to get as many pieces of writing published as I could. So that's what I did. I fired out 5 pieces 10 times each. I also noticed an extra opportunity and sent out a screenplay after this. So, that's...
6 separate items
11 rejections so far
Not a bad ratio, I reckon. Of course, as these were simultaneous submissions, I have had to turn down some offers of publication due to certain magazines' submission guidelines.
Some of these acceptances haven't been actually published yet, so I can't show you them all until they are, but...
Here's Heartshead Pike, a sessional Haiku piece in Indigo Rising magazine
And here's The Mix (adult content) in Eskimo Pie magazine.
It was great getting these pieces out there as these are old projects that have been hanging over me for years, nagging me to write them. It was a good bit of profile-raising, and something I want to keep up from now on.
I was hoping to polish off a few other pieces, but I needed more feedback on them first. So I started to trawl the internet for writing feedback sites, another task I'd put off for a long time. Writing.com wasn't right for me and I'm currently struggling with the Literotica forums. Again, I'll keep tapping away at these sites until I find one that's right for me. Any recommendations?