Just realized I reached a cool lil’ milestone the other day: I received my 75th short story acceptance! This number includes reprint sales, but still feels quite monumental that seventy-five markets have agreed to publish something I’ve written.
I keep track of every fiction short story submission sent out. As of today, I’ve accumulated 75 acceptances and 254 rejections,
giving me a 22.8% acceptance rate. Another 16 stories are slated in the
‘Pending decision’ stacks. And, add to that, my non-fiction articles,
interviews, book reviews, blurbs, and introductions, all since I decided to
pursue writing in February, 2011!