It’s been a few years since I started the Submit Your Stories Sunday series and I’m not sure what’s going to happen to it moving forward. I have loved writing this series. The pandemic has had a large effect upon our collective mental health and there are some political nightmares looming over the world that aren’t helping. Pandemic rejections, I’ve learned, are far worse than regular rejections. My submissions stats over the past six months have fallen as I struggle to protect my mental health. And I don’t think I’m alone in this as the views for my Submit Your Stories Sunday posts have fallen as well.
So, for now, I’m going to put the series on indefinite hiatus. I do think I will resurrect the series, perhaps in a different incarnation than this one, in the future. I still want to review short fiction that I love and I’ll create individual posts for those as I fall in love with them. When I find out-of-the-way submission opportunities which often get lost on the Grinder, I’ll add them to the bottom of my regular blog posts.
With that in mind, here’s a good one! This kickstarter for a paying 2SLGBTQIA+ anthology entitled “We Cryptids” has just funded and editor Vivian Caethe has opened for submissions. Click here for more details. Deadline is March 1st, 2021.