19th Oct 2009 in Uncategorised
I seem to have a mental block on making this weekly, so I think I should just give in and call it the fortnightly check-in.
Acceptances: 3 – and as I’m so tardy with my updates, they’ve all been published. Coffee Break at The Pygmy Giant is a quirky future-tense romance; The Last 3,600 Seconds at Circlet is apocalyptic erotica (apocarotica?); And The Devil Makes Three is a “poetic vampire story” which won an honourable mention in Oysters and Chocolate’s Vampire Lust contest.
Rejections: 9 – just the usual short fiction and personal essays. One was for a story I wrote specifically for an anthology, and now they’ve rejected it I don’t know what to do with it (romantic suburban fairytale erotica, anyone?). Also Diagram said they weren’t going to publish that particular poem but to send more, which is nice as rejections go.
Stories Submitted: 12 – a mixture of poems, erotic flash fiction, weird horror, personal essays, and some things that I don’t even know what they are.
Stories Started and Finished: Renfield at the Stereo Bar (horror flash about Renfield from Dracula working in a bar); Choosing A Toy (weird little anti-narrative about choosing sex toys); The Shaven Kiwi (an attempt at humour for Poor Mojo’s rant contest).