The “Year of the Submission” is soon to close out and a new one to come whisking by.

A special shout out to Aeryn Rudel and his blog REJECTOMANCY. You have inspired me to get off my butt, hit the rejection pavement, and start getting acceptances.

For 2018 I have sent 41 submissions and received two acceptances! It doesn’t sound like much, but yay! Two were also personalized rejections. Keep in mind about half of my submission on are standby, having heard nothing to indicate an rejection or acceptance.

For the upcoming year I hope to double my submissions and thereby increase my acceptances. Also, I plan to submit to paying markets only. This is a big change for me. Since I was 11 I have wanted to be a published author and while I have found nothing but opportunity, I would like to show my “talent” as Stephen King puts it:

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Cheers to a New Year and showing our talent. Best of luck, fellow writers.


Published by lxpetrik

Amber Benbow is a science fiction and fantasy writer with mouth-watering dreams of the future. She has been previously published in "Power Loss", "Arc City Stories", and "Minnesota's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction" among others. Currently, she is employed by the Lions Gift of Sight in St. Paul as a Business Analyst.

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