Been awhile…

February 20, 2008 at 3:30 am (Rejections, Writing)

Since I posted anything, or had an acceptance. In fact, my last nine responses have been rejections. That doesn’t sting so much any more, but a few were ones that I was kind of getting my hopes up for, such as Permuted Press’ Giant Creatures anthology, Horror Library III and The Beast Within.

Now I’ve just got a bunch of others I’m waiting to hear back on.



  1. Cate said,

    I hear you Jeff, but I’m sure you’ll get plenty more acceptances soon.


  2. Ian said,

    If it makes you feel any better, dude, I’ve had 26 rejections already this year.

  3. hamstersbane said,

    Thanks both of you. I know it’s not like I’ve sold my last story…it’s just a letdown to hear nothing for awhile then to get a rash of rejections at once.

  4. Erik said,

    I think it has just been that sort of year for a lot of writers. My current “No Sale For You” streak is up to 15. Arrggh.

  5. hamstersbane said,

    I know, and there’s no doubt there’s more to come for me…I might even catch up! 🙂

  6. Camille Alexa said,

    What about the new ‘best new apocalypse stories’ antho?

  7. Ian said,

    I think they’re only taking reprints. I sent them one.

  8. barrynapier said,

    I’m up to 3 rejections so far. And I feel you on The Beast Within. Anywho…yes, we all must forge on. I’ve got 6 stories out there right now, still awaiting the thumbs up or down.

    Best of luck with the writing and keep plugging away!

  9. hamstersbane said,

    Camille: I sent in my lone apocalypse story (“That Ain’t a Mosey”), but I’m not too terribly hopeful. That one was originally rejected by them for “History is Dead,” and there’s going to be some really stiff competition out there.

    Barry: Thanks!

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