January bore the brunt of rejections from all those December submissions.
Poetry: Three submissions (Kelsey Review and two contests), no acceptances, and nine rejections to report (Bitter Oleander, Foundry, Redivider, Whale Road Review, Mom Egg Review, Jewish Literary Journal, Outlook Springs, Harpur Palate, and a chapbook competition). A couple of these rejections included a nice personal note to try them again. My Rust + Moth poem, “Call Me Chicken,” appeared today online.
Creative Nonfiction: Submitted a short essay to the Teacher’s Lounge at Whale Road Review.
Fiction: Three submissions of a flash fiction piece to Circa, The Copperfield Review, and one contest.
Academic: The editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal tells me my paper is back under peer review. If accepted, it will appear in the summer 2017 issue.
Question 4U: How do you find/make time for your writing? How do you handle rejections?