Scribbler’s Scoreboard, Dec ’09 (and year-end summary)

Well, 2009 is almost at an end, and it’s once again time to gather the stats and sum up. Not much activity in December, which I mostly spent doing family things, rewrites, and work on longer stories. Biggest news was the sale of my fantasy/humor flash, “Half,” to Every Day Fiction, where it will appear on January 13, 2010.

As I did last year, I plan to start 2010 with a flurry of subs/resubs and then focus on finishing my major ongoing projects–two novels and two medium-sized short stories. I’ll assess my effort on this year’s goals and frame the coming year’s goals in the next day or two.

The December Scoreboard:

1 Dec: “Angel Wings” published in the December ’09 issue of Digital Dragon Magazine

30 Dec: 36-day acceptance from Every Day Fiction for “Half.”

Still waiting on a response from Books for Monsters for “Come You Back to Mandalay.”

Upcoming Publications:

“Little Piece of Cloth” will appear in the 2009 Best of Every Day Fiction print anthology, coming in January 2010. I’ll be traveling to Vancouver, B.C., for the release party on Saturday, January 30, at the Cedar Cottage Coffee House. More details soon.

“Of All Things, Seen and Unseen” will be featured in the 2009 Residential Aliens print anthology, coming in January 2010. Here’s a peek at the cover.

“Pilgrimage” will appear in the debut issue of Other Sheep, Spring 2010. 

“The Silver Tree” will appear in the next issue of Kaleidotrope, coming in April 2010.

“The Chamber of Doors” will appear in Bards and Sages Quarterly, coming in April 2010.

2009 Summary

Submissions (including re-submitted rejections): 26

Rejections: 15

Acceptances: 10 (38.5% acceptance rate)

Pending Responses: 1

Online Publications: 7

Pending Publications: 5 (1 online, 4 print)

Awards/Other Achievements:  My first novel, The Muse, was published by Splashdown Books on November 1, 2009.

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