Every Writer’s Gotta Keep Track, Right?
Manuscript submission tracking and management is key to avoiding both embarrassment and the wrath of busy publishers / editors. I’ve used Duotrope for years to keep myself on track. Their database is huge; their listings are always current and are promptly updated, and their (annual) user/member fees are very reasonable, given the extensive use I make of the system.
As the year’s first-quarter comes to a close, I’m pretty satisfied with how things are shaping up for 2016. I finished out last year with an acceptance rate of just over 22%, and I’d be happy to maintain that average again this year. We’ll see, I guess. Here’s the skinny so far:
Accepted, Publication Pending:
How It Happens—Poetry Breakfast–Scheduled for 4/1
Commute—One Sentence Poems–Scheduled for 4/6
Some Sort Of Gun—Slim Volume (“See Into The Dark” anthology)–5/13
The Kindness Of Strangers—*82 Review (Issue 4.2)–Mid June
Submitted, Response Pending:
>>The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry:
Thoreau Before Dawn
>>Negative Capability Journal:
Not To Mention The Fries
Town Meeting Day a la Mode
The Bad Son
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