Well, my secret is out. I submitted a story to the Dark Faith II anthology. Normally, I don’t like to say what stories I submit where. Every editor is different and there’s so much competition out there it’s more likely a tale will be rejected than accepted. In this case, there are hundreds of stories for Dark Faith II Maurice and Jerry have to plow through. I received an invite for this particular story but took more time with it and submitted it during the open call period.
Anthologies are tough because you have a certain number of slots to fill and the editor needs to have a good representation so every tale doesn’t sound the same. Often, really great stories get rejected because they weren’t a good fit for the collection. So, forgive me if I don’t want to say any more on my tale just yet. Now you know… I submitted and if you don’t hear an announcement, I got a big ‘ole stamp of REJECTED on this one. C’est la vie!
If you’ve been following Maurice’s updates on this anthology, a number of writers thought the submission guidelines were “optional.” This astounds me. The biggest reason why writers get rejected? NOT FOLLOWING THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. I knew some of the troubles both Maurice and Jerry were having, so I submitted a follow-up cover letter after I sent in my story with the real one. Yes, I have a sense of humor and no, this is not always a good thing.
If you want to read the cover letter and the trials and tribulations of being an anthology editor, visit Slush Pile Warrior Part Deux.
- Mood: Grasshopper is focused.
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: A half. I will soon go for another.
Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Short walk.
Yesterday’s Projects: Game, Short Story
In My Ears: New Age-Y crap.
Game Last Played: Grepolis
Movie Last Viewed: Ironclad
Book Last Read: Harper’s Encyclopedia of the Paranormal
Latest Artistic Project: Crystal cluster bracelet in silver
Latest Release: Strange, Dead Love for Vampire: the Requiem