April Blitz 2016: #3 and 4

April 5, 2016 at 2:24 am (dark fantasy, horror, writing) (, , , , )

me1It seems every blitz I get at least one automated reply e-mail telling me submissions are closed on a call that’s supposed to be open. I never know how to take those. The first time I got one, I took it as truth and resubmitted the story elsewhere. Then I got a rejection letter from the supposedly closed venue several weeks later.  If they had accepted it, that would have put me in an awkward position.

I got one early in the blitz this time around, for a dark fantasy story that’s been bounced around quite a bit and gotten three “maybe”s that turned into “no”s.  I’ve decided I’m just going to ignore those  “closed to submissions” notices and treat them like any other submission, waiting it out before resubmitting.

I also sent a second story off to a quarterly I’ve considered before, but this will be my first time submitting to them.  Since they lean towards extreme horror, I had to offer up one of my harsher tales.  It’s not a favourite of mine because I prefer more subtle horror, but hopefully they’ll appreciate it.

And the blitz continues…

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