Thursday, August 1, 2013
July W1S1 Update
Haven't done one of these in awhile, and I'm sure all one--maybe two?--of you are dying to know my stats this month. Failure? Success? Let's see!
Stories written: 3 (all flash pieces, because this was a flashy month... har har)
Stories submitted: 24 (including resubs)
Stories accepted: 2
Had a vignette published this month, "Tag Team" from The Lorelei Signal. Unfortunately, the formatting is blah. I recommend copy & pasting the text into your word processor. Not much to say about the story itself other than a I had collected a couple fairytale twists from all the calls for fairytale themed what-nots last year.
I was expecting a big-o rejection avalanche since everyone else was getting one, but I seem to be spared...for now. As for acceptances, both flash pieces (told ya, was flashy month), to Bete Noire and Perihelion--and a big thumbs to Perihelion for paying contributors on acceptance. Literally, hours after I signed and submitted the contract, I got a deposit in Paypal.
In contrast, don't expect to be paid on time by White Scat Publication. Despite saying payment within 45 days in their guidelines, it's more like whenever. I'm not an impatient person, but when it says 45 days, people expect 45 days or a well-reasoned delay. Also, don't expect to be included in a ToC on their website. In fact, don't expect much of anything from White Scat. There are far better and more organized publishers who are deserving of your time.
Anyway, let's enjoy "The Silence" from Bastille.