Some of you may be familiar with the Career Bingo tab on the Tools for Writers spreadsheet, which is distributed every year by Christie Yant. There are squares for things like “First submission!” and “Apply to a workshop.” I’ve added my own squares, such as “200th Rejection.”
This month I hit a small milestone: four sequential months with stories published. It wasn’t planned, believe me. Just the vagaries of publishing, or the alignment of planets.
Here they are:
- “Five Things You Should Know Before Summoning a Demon” (Wyldblood) – Mar 2022
- “Burial Detail” (Strange Wars) – April 2022
- “Jizo Rides the Bus” (Strange Religion) – May 2022
- “The Witch’s Oath” (Dreamforge) – Jun 2022
I still have one sale that’s pending publication, but the magazine seems pretty backed up. Still, this is my longest streak.
Like I said, it’s not a big deal like a sale to Clarksworld, but I will raise a glass and toast the words.