Saturday, July 04, 2020

13

I just received my 13th acceptance of the year this afternoon. This is to reprint a 2,500-word horror story.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Ten

I completed and submitted my tenth short story of the year this evening. This one's a 2,600-word bit of crime fiction written specifically for an open-call anthology.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

12

I received my 12th acceptance of the year this evening, a 4,300-word bit of crime fiction. This one's a bit of a cheat; I'm co-editor of the anthology.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Nine

I finished and submitted the ninth story of the year this evening, a 5,800-word crime fiction collaboration with Sandra Murphy that we began writing September 23, 2018.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Eight

I finished and submitted my eighth short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 7,400-word quasi-police procedural I started September 22, 2019.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Seven

I completed and submitted my seventh short story of the year this evening. This one's a 7,500-word bit of crime fiction I began writing on February 23.

Saturday, May 09, 2020

11

I received my 11th acceptance of the year a few minutes, ago, this time for a 6,000-word story about a female sheriff dealing with her first homicide.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

10

I received my 10th acceptance of the year, this time for a piece of crime fiction written specifically for an open-call anthology.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Six

I finished and submitted my sixth short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 7,150-word quasi-police procedural started on April 22, 2019.

Monday, April 06, 2020

Five

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

Four

I completed and submitted my fourth short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 1,670-word bit of crime fiction begun January 24, 2008.

Friday, March 27, 2020

9

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

Monday, March 16, 2020

8

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

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Three

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

Two

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.

One

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

Sunday, March 01, 2020

5

I received my 5th acceptance of the year this afternoon, this for a collaboration with James A. Hearn.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

4

I received my 4th acceptance of the year, this for a bit of noirish crime fiction.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

3

I received my 3rd acceptance of the year this afternoon, this time for a ghost story submitted about ten months ago.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

2

I received my 2nd acceptance of the year yesterday, this for a bit of crime fiction written in 2018 for a tribute anthology that is just now entering production.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

1

I received my first acceptance of the year yesterday. This one's a bit of crime fiction written for a music-themed crime anthology.