Not much to report for November as I spent most of the month grading essays and preparing and delivering two conference papers.
Here are my November statistics:
Poetry: No submissions, no acceptances, but four rejections to report (Green Mountains Review, Third Coast, A Public Space, Third Wednesday). I’ve got quite an inventory of poems that are itching to be sent out into the world.
Creative Nonfiction: Nothing to report here.
Fiction: Nothing to report here either.
Academic: Working on revision of a paper for a peer-reviewed journal that’s given me a conditional acceptance. Due mid-December for inclusion in Winter 2017 issue.
Big plans for December
Once the semester ends, I’ve scheduled practically every day of my winter break to send out poetry, revise a short story, revise a novel in verse, revise two picture books, and revise a YA historical novella, while also preparing to teach The Holocaust and a couple of composition classes in the spring semester. Oh, and I’ll be drafting a paper about successfully using debate in the first-year literature classroom for Northeast MLA in March.
Question 4U: How is your writing going? Have you determined any specific submission strategies?