My Writing Year in Review

While everything else was going to hell last year, my publishing progress was fairly decent. Out of the 70 responses I received, 16 were acceptances. I didn't track personalized feedback on rejections, though I probably should have. If my (admittedly bad) math is to be believed, I had 22.86% success rate. It's technically one of the best years I've ever seen.

Two acceptances were for flash fiction. The figure isn't any better than an average year for stories, but one actually gave me a bit of pay... and that's unusual for me. Especially since it's just past the line of a pro-rate sale.

One of the biggest surprises is that I had more literary than speculative poems accepted. There was a time in my early career where I thought I should give up writing literary poetry and just stick to the aliens and zombies. 

So far for 2021, I've received two rejections and an acceptance.


Since a year in review post isn't complete without shilling the published pieces everyone's already seen, here are the links to a good chunk of the works that had birthdays last year!

"Tengu Lament"
"Selkie Maiden"
"Intergalactic Missionary"
"Severing Scars"
"Frozen Heart"

Other accepted works from last year are either forthcoming in 2021, or came out in various media that can't be easily linked to.

How was your acceptance record last year?


  1. Congrats on the 16 acceptances! That's really awesome!

    1. Thank you! Good to see you.
      How was your writing year? Do you have a concrete vision for 2021?

  2. I've been out of touch for a while, but I'm so glad to hear you had a good year last year! Here's to hoping this year will bring even more success!