Just found another ezine to submit to. I was excited until I read in their guidelines they specifically want a bio with publishing credits. I'm still going to submit, even though I know having zero credits means an automatic pass.
Something's been bothering me, Colonists. My main MS, which I've been shopping around for years now, features a number of unpleasant creatures (seeing as it's Urban Fantasy about monster hunters). This includes vampires, both in the cold open first chapters and as villains later on.
My worry is, vampires being largely seen as a tired trope in recent years, is this putting off potential acceptance for the story?
Just got a form rejection email from a publisher whose stated "If you haven't heard from us by XX-XX-XXXX we're not interested" date was in MAY. The publishing industry is just trolling me at this point.
I just reread the short story I've been submitting for the past month, for the first time since completing and editing it. It's utter crap. No wonder it got two rejections in less than 24 hours. I'm considering throwing it on the heap at this point.
Yet another rejection, on a weekend for crying out loud. I've been saying that I keep submitting to kill time until my heart gives out, but at this point I think it would be the shock of ever being accepted that would actually kill me.
Just got yet another rejection, but this one really struck a blow. It's from an absolutely lovely person of an agent, one I genuinely enjoy following on Twitter, who seems a really pleasant and admirable personality and a good fit for my material. At this point I'm considering abandoning this project I've put twenty years of my life into.