2021 was a pretty good year for me publication-wise. I’ve not been that good about getting stuff out the door, but what I have submitted has been well-received. In fiction, I managed to have fewer responses this year than last despite the fact that in 2020 I didn’t actually submit anything¹ and this year I did. I do feel like my new writing group has done a lot to up my game so while my acceptance rate was only marginally higher, my tiered response rate was my best ever.
Publications this year were “Saint Anthony in West Hollywood” and “The Norton Anthology of Self-Destructive Behaviours.”
Poetry was also a pretty good scene for me this year, I had my best acceptance rate ever and my best rate of tiered responses as well.
Most of the publications are coming out later in 2022, with just one poem, “Chicago Sonnet #19,” coming out in 2021.
- All of my 2020 rejections and acceptances were for pieces submitted in 2019.