I’ve noticed that a lot of journals are beginning to ask for $2.00 to submit to their magazines. That’s fine with me. I don’t mind donating. But to be honest, I’d rather e-mail my stories or submit through submishmash, and then I can pay for a subscription to a few journals a year. By studying other people’s work I improve my craft, plus I just like to read.
But sometimes, I make exceptions.
Two nights ago, I spent two dollars and submitted “Houseplants,” a one act play I am trying to get published. The theme of the work was right. The play is an amazing piece of work (in my opinion). I thought it would work out. HA! Only one night later, while I was working on more submission, I had the biggest letdown.
REJECTION! First one of the year. Boo.
First of all, I was already having a crappy day. Second of all, it felt like they didn’t even read it! It was less than 24 hours before it came hurdling back through my e-mail account. I was so let down. I guess I’m just trying to find a home for my one-act play. They’re so hard to place! I really enjoyed writing it. I guess now I’d really enjoy finding it a home. Anyone know of any journals that accept one-act plays? Hmmmm?
As we all know, rejection is part of the joy of a creative life. Back to the submissions list.
Stories Published: -
Stories written: 2
Stories submitted: 60
Stories rejected: 1