Monday, April 06, 2020


I finished and submitted my fifth story of the year. This one's a 7,400-word PI story that I started writing in May 2006.

Sunday, April 05, 2020


I completed and submitted my fourth short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 1,670-word bit of crime fiction.

Friday, March 27, 2020


I received my 9th acceptance of the year this morning, for another bit of crime fiction.

Monday, March 16, 2020


I received my 8th acceptance of the year today, for a bit of crime fiction.

Thursday, March 12, 2020


I finished and submitted my third short story of the year this evening. This one's a 1,600-word bit of crime fiction.

Monday, March 09, 2020

6, 7

Some days are filled with surprises. Today is one of them. I checked my Submittable account because I'd heard nothing about a few submissions from last year and discovered that two stories had been accepted—one yesterday and one 20 days ago. One—the acceptance from 20 days ago—is from a publication where I've placed several stories, and the other is a new market where, I think, this was my third submission.

I thought Submittable sent an email notifying users of acceptances, rejections, and etc., but I didn't receive notice about either acceptance (and I check my spam folder several times a day).

Anyhow, these are my 6th and 7th acceptances of the year, one a private eye story and one a bit of noir crime fiction.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020


I finished my second story of the year this evening. This is for an anthology I'm co-editing, but I'll not count it as an acceptance until my co-editor weighs in.

Though this year is off to a slow start, completing two stories the same day is good.


I finished and submitted the first story of the year this afternoon, a 3,400-word collaboration begun at the 2019 Malice Domestic.