Wednesday, September 08, 2021

21, 22

I received my 21st and 22nd acceptances today, both crime fiction stories accepted by the same publication.

Saturday, August 21, 2021


I received my 20th acceptance today, this for reprint rights to a story first published in 2019.

Saturday, August 14, 2021


I finished and submitted my fourth story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 4,900-word cozyish mystery I started August 16, 2020.

Thursday, July 29, 2021


I received my 19th acceptance of the year this afternoon. This time for a 3,200-word bit of crime fiction. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021


I finished and submitted my third short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 3,200-word bit of crime fiction I started writing in October of last year. 


I completed and submitted by second story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 4,700-word private eye story I started 19 years ago.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

15, 16, 17, 18

I've not been doing a good job of keeping up with this. Since my last post, I've sold a reprint and had three original stories accepted for publication. All are some form of crime fiction.

Friday, May 28, 2021

14, plus 2 more for 2012

I received my 14th acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a 7,400-word traditional mystery. And yesterday I received a copy of an anthology published in 2012 that contains reprints of two of my stories.

Sunday, May 23, 2021


I completed and submitted my first short story of the year, a 5,800-word PI story begun back in February 2017.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

8-13, plus one more for 2014

I received an anthology today, published earlier this year, that contains reprints of six of my short stories. I also received an anthology published in 2014 that contains a reprint of one of my stories.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


I received my 7th acceptance today. In what may be the fastest submission-to-publication timeframe I've experienced, I submitted "The 27 Club" last evening and awoke to find it published in today's Punk Noir Magazine

Friday, April 30, 2021

5, 6

I received my 5th acceptance of the year back on April 14 for a collaboration with Sandra Murphy.

Today I received my 6th acceptance of this year, this time for a 7,300-word P.I. story.

Thursday, March 18, 2021


I received my 4th acceptance of the year yesterday. This was an out-of-the-blue request to reprint one of my mystery short stories.

Saturday, February 20, 2021


I received my 3rd acceptance of the year this afternoon. This one's for a 5,000-word P.I. story.

Friday, February 05, 2021


 I received my second acceptance of the year on January 30 but forgot to note it here. It was a piece of crime fiction.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


 I received my first acceptance of 2021 earlier today. This one's a 5,600-word mystery.