Posts Tagged rejection

Links, bits, and pieces

Quick one! I forgot to post this when it first came out (I think) – a review of Long Pig, written by Arthur Sanchez, and in which he likes my story. It’s on the Whortleberry Press site, about here somewhere. A new book has been released, and it’s an interesting one. Short (very short), only […]

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Novel #33

Okay, let’s get the bad stuff over with first: I forgot I even sent Gorgon With the Wind to a publisher who had a call for modern takes on classic stories. But I must have because I received a form rejection for it last week. Rejection Total: 176+1 = 177 Okay, now the next bit, […]

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Death Threats? Seriously?

Wow! I received my second ever death threat! What’s this got to do with writing, you may ask? Well, quite a bit. My first death threat was about something personal and the police being the police in Adelaide came up with this astounding bit of advice: “We can only do something if they actually do […]

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Novel #32

Yep, another novel… But, before then, let’s update the rejections! Spandex Dreams was rejected because (and I quote) “we feel it would be too difficulty and would ruin the integrity of the story to eliminate the Australianisms throughout.” And Voyage Home was short-listed but failed to make the final 5 in a YA novel competition. Rejection Total: […]

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Odds and Sods and Links… oh my!

It’s been a little while since my last post. Sorry, for the three of you that look forward to this. I’ve been busy-ish writing. 20k+ words in a week and a half and no signs yet of stopping. One of the joys of being a “writer” – writer’s diarrhoea. It certainly makes up for three more […]

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Novel #29

Yes, time for the next novel. This one is quite a departure for me. It has absolutely no spec fic themes at all. Whereas as even Relick, which was a comedy adventure yarn, had religious fantasy elements about it, this one is nothing of the sort. Spandex Dreams clocks in at 51000 words, and is […]

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Links And News

Some news – three more rejections came in the past week. Spandex Dreams, my wrestling novel which I don’t think I’ve discussed here, was rejected by the Canadian publisher who asked for it. I have written to another Canadian publisher about it as well, but they don’t do fiction by non-Canadians, and I am grateful […]

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Odds & Ends (again)

Quick catch up on some things writerly. Angelic Knight Press have accepted my story ‘Continuation Of The Status Quo’ for their upcoming anthology No Place Like Home: Tales From a Fractured Future.  Wicked East Press have accepted ‘Office Education’ for their upcoming anthology Down The Rabbit Hole. Meanwhile, 3 other stories have not found homes at […]

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Novel #28, pt 2

Okay, back to novel #28. It’s been finally rejected. Here’s a cut and paste from the email: “I don’t think in the current climate that it would be sellable. It’s mixture of Greek mythology, contemporary pop culture and humour would quite simply go over the heads of most readers.” Yadda, yadda, yadda. Having said that, […]

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Odds & Ends

A few bits and pieces. First, Cult Of The Snake, Gorgon With The Wind, Year Of Change and Patch Of Green have all been rejected recently. Rejection total: 158+ 4 = 162 Yes, the rejections are still coming thick and fast. Added to that at least 5 short story rejections (including from an Australian anthology), and […]

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