Today’s submission, to a venue I’ve had some success with before, demanded a recipe along with the submission. They were looking for old family favourites or the like – ones that could be tied to the story in some way. Not having old family favourites just hanging around my house for the sharing, I found a way to tie in one of my own creations that my family seems to enjoy. I don’t know if that particular recipe will improve or lessen my chances for an acceptance, but I figured it was worth a try.
The other submission I sent was to a venue I had tried a couple of times before with no success, but I don’t give up easily. I’ve had some stories rejected multiple times before finding a home. In some cases, it’s not a matter of “fixing” a rejected story but of seeking out a better fit.
23 more submissions still to go, but I have plenty of stories ready to go and potential calls on the radar.