F&SF is open for electronic submissions until August 15th
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Charles Coleman Finlay is guest-editing another issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

The link to the F&SF e-submission system

The last time one of these e-submission windows opened, I missed the deadline by ONE day. So this time, I decided to submit on the FIRST day.

And since I was editing stories and scoping out my submission tracker, I also submitted to The Journal of Unlikely Entomology. And their DEADLINE IS TODAY, so don't dilly-dally if you want to throw your hat in the ring.

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 38. This is week 31, so I'm still ahead of the gate.

The shiny counter:


38 / 52 submissions. 73% done!

And just because I felt like burying the lead, I sold "Morgue Sand" to the anthology Our World of Horror.

Yay!

It's been a good week! Enjoy the long weekend, those of you who have Monday off!

Submission Extravaganza Day!
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As I promised yesterday, I spent today submitting my idle stories. I can't believe how many needed to go out the door.

I sent seven submissions today, and didn't even send out all of my inventory.

Wow.

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 36. This is still week 27 so I'm now comfortably ahead for the summer.

My plan is to focus on agent hunting for a while.

The shiny counter:


36 / 52 submissions. 69% done!

Two come back, a big one leaves the nest
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This morning, I received a couple of rejections. After entering them into my tracking spreadsheet, I discovered that most of my inventory is idle.

Tomorrow might be a big submission day.

Today, finally, I edited my way to the end of about 53,000 words in a novel partial, and sent it, as promised, out to an editor.

I feel pretty accomplished, having that task off my plate.

So even though I'm itching to write something new, or edit my latest new story, I'm going to probably spend most of tomorrow sending out idle stories.

Unless all the markets are closed for the summer? Because Ralan seemed to be down/sluggish today, so I couldn't check.

My total number of novel submissions for the year now stands at 3, and the total overall submissions for the year now stands at 29. This is week 27, so I'm still ahead.

You guessed it...the shiny counter:


29 / 52 submissions. 56% done!

A solo weekend of writing bliss
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Yep, I have the weekend to myself. For the first time in ages.

Seizing the opportunity, I'm neck-deep in editing mode, having worked through Flight and now about 7 chapters into the adult version of The Magic Storm.

I sent Flight along on an opportunity. I'll post an update here if/when anything comes of it.

Last Monday, I sent the first 40 pages of a new novel as part of the application process for the Ontario Arts Council's Writers Works-in-Progress grant.

I now have 2 novel submissions in for the year so far.

In short story news, The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir anthology closes to submissions on July 2nd. As per the guidelines, they'll take up to 2 stories. Woot!

So today, I reworked 2 stories and sent them off.

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 28. This is week 26, so I'm starting the summer off right!

The shiny counter:


28 / 52 submissions. 54% done!

Took a long time to find my groove...
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I'm spending a couple of days at a lovely cottage property on Lake Huron.

And while the purpose of the trip was to get words on paper, I took a long time to find my groove.

As part of "warming up" I decided to submit a couple of stories. One went to Clarkesworld and the other to the Torn Pages anthology.

My total number of submissions for the year is now 24. This is week 23, so I'm still on track.

The shiny counter:


24 / 52 submissions. 46% done!

Awesome Somethingness
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In other super-awesome news, one of my stories made the something for a something. But since the something is anonymous at this stage, I can't say the name of the story or the name of the something, but I had to share what news I could!

Had a few extra minutes (which is rare for me lately) so I submitted a couple of stories. One went to Asimov's and the other to Clarkesworld.

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 22. This is week 21, so my buffer is rapidly dwindling.

The shiny counter:


22 / 52 submissions. 42% done!

A Break in the Silence
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It's been a while since I submitted stories.

Sent one to Strange Horizons and two out to markets that insist on anonymity, so no details for you!

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 20. This is week 17, so I'm still ahead of the game. Whew!

The shiny counter:


20 / 52 submissions. 38% done!

(no subject)
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I sent a story to The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir today. They're open for submission until July 2, so feel free to throw your hat in the ring with me.

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 17. This is week 13, so I'm still ahead of the curve.

The shiny counter:


17 / 52 submissions. 33% done!

Might as well Destroy! everything
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The submission window is open until March 31st for Women Destroy Horror! and Women Destroy Fantasy!

I figured, why not submit a story to each?

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 16. This is week 12 so I'm building up a buffer.

The shiny counter:


16 / 52 submissions. 31% done!

Submission Day
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I haven't subbed any stories in a while, mostly because almost all of my stories are out at the moment.

Nearly all of the rejected ones have been re-submitted.

I sent stories to the Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest, Asimov's, and Daily SF.

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 14. This is week 11, so I'm comfortably ahead of the goal.

The shiny counter:


14 / 52 submissions. 27% done!

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