Well, 2020 is almost over. Here’s to hoping that 2021 is a little less nightmare-y (*knock on wood*). But with the new year almost here, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my submission stats from 2020.
In 2020, I:
-Submitted 73 stories
-Had 63 rejections (and heard that I had made it to the second round at 5 pro publications)
-And had three acceptances (two at a pro market!)
Not exactly a “breakthrough” year, but I’m still happy with my writing progress. In both 2018 and 2019, I had exactly one pro market acceptance, and aside from that received pretty much only form rejections. Hearing I made it out of the slush pile at a bunch of prestigious markets, and in some cases made it to the final round, felt almost as good as an acceptance.
I hope to continue to continue progressing. I’m starting 2021 strong, with 8 active submissions (and one of those has made it to the final round at a pro publication!), and I’m excited to see what the new year brings (hopefully an end to this pandemic, among other things)!