Over the last more-than-a-decade, I’ve submitted nearly one hundred stories to more than 150 different markets. A bunch of my stories have been published. Some of them haven’t been (yet). And, of course, I’ve received a lot of rejections. 969 so far.
As I approach 1000 rejections, I’ve been thinking about the publishing process — what it costs and the benefits it provides. I don’t intend to stop submitting my stories to markets that seem well-suited to them. However, I also don’t see a reason to stay dependent on other people’s e-zines to make my work readable online. Continue reading “Approaching 1000”