You know the usual routine: Write a story, edit it, and then start the cycle of submitting it to various publications. But markets disappear. Or they close to submissions for one reason or another. And you're left wondering what to do. Well, why not try one of the many anthologies out there? You'll get to share the publication with other accomplished authors. AND see your story in print!
Nothing sparks my drive to keep writing and pursuing publication better than a positive rejection letter. And this one? It's the most killer rejection I've received in a long time!
What's a perfect early holiday gift? How about another Silver Honorable Mention from the Writers of the Future Contest?
My first submission to CRY Magazine was published!
I finally get to make this announcement public! Publication in a printed book - it doesn't get much cooler than that!
Some rejection letters are better than others. And when you move up a category for the Writers of the Future Contest? That's a rejection you accept!
Time flies! But Antihero Kreative is a year old this week. And I'm stunned at how far my freelance career has come in that time. I barely recognize the two times. To say I'm delighted? Yeah, that's a major understatement!
Ask people that know me, and they'll assure you my reactions are always readable on my face. Which makes controlling a delighted response over a video call next to impossible. I managed to restrain my dance until the call was disconnected, though!
Freelance involves marketing yourself (A LOT), having to experiment with new templates, and testing the waters with new clients, and you never know what's going to work and what isn't. So when you get amazing feedback, it makes your heart dance around in a circle.
My short story, "Glissando" graduated from receiving a form letter rejection to a rejection with a note!