Happens to all of us sometimes. Just got the notice, I didn’t get into Footprints. The editor said I made the final list, but not into the book. I suppose that’s something.

I liked the submission guidelines on that piece, and I stretched myself to meet them. I seem to write novel-length stories, or almost  flash fiction short stories. That anthology required something in between, which I should strive for more often.

The editor also mentioned when the next submission call would be posted. That has to be a good sign, right? I’ll have to check it out. Even if I don’t get accepted, the writing and planning of these stories is good for me.

Next time might be different, though. I’ll only know if I try. Time to get another piece out there – or more if I can manage it.


  1. ghostwryter said,

    22 February 2009 at 10:06

    You’re right, every writer gets rejected from time-to-time. Fiction is subject to opinion. You’re story did make it to the final cut, which is awesome. Congratulations on that alone. I wish you the best of luck with your writing!



  2. Crys said,

    22 February 2009 at 10:58

    You’re doing great! You’re getting seen and trying your hardest, and we both know that pays off.

  3. Dawn Embers said,

    22 February 2009 at 13:06

    You’re getting yourself out there in the world of publication and that is awesome. And to make it to final list plus the next submission is a good sign.

    You’re awesome.

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