Saturday, September 13, 2008

Slush Update

All right, the TBR number was off before, as I was reading the bold number next to "Inbox" and not the total number in the inbox. So here goes

156 TBR
95 rejections
23 maybe

9 Comments:

Blogger Marci Kiser said...

Have you noticed any patterns or trends in the stories you reject and the ones you place in the 'maybe' pile? Are there any red flags that instantly get one bounced?

5:33 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

I'd say "too much" or "not enough"

A novel's worth of action and plot in 5000 words. Makes my head hurt.

Or a scene, maybe a very poignant one and well-described, but no plot or action, leaving me wondering "So?"

Oh, and the few that have no zombies, and are not set in the future, and are either 500 or 15000words. I'm not a stickler, but there are parameters.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Kai said...

I think I'm in the TBR pile, unless something went horribly wrong, but I just wanted to say thank you for keeping us up to date.

7:27 PM  
Blogger John Goodrich said...

Oh, and the few that have no zombies, and are not set in the future, and are either 500 or 15000words. I'm not a stickler, but there are parameters.

You can't put parameters on GENIUS!


Wait, I was chanelling some nitwit.

7:45 AM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Thats was the exact response from one of those rejected for that reason. Well, that and a vague threat of some kind threat to "beware" him.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Spin the Moon said...

Ah yes. The distant cry of the misunderstood genius - "You will Rue the Day!"

2:46 PM  
Blogger William Freedman said...

I think that's the same guy I told he wasn't ready to join our writers' group.

Yeah, he really made the case that he could take criticism. : - |

12:11 PM  
Blogger Kyle said...

Someone told you to beware him? Are you sure he didn't also threaten you with bleach or other household cleaning supplies? Perhaps he vowed fire would be upon you and your home? Maybe he called you a "fuck" or a "fucking fuck" and crawled back into the muck of his basement to plot your demise? Now that would sound like someone I know of...

1:12 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

LOL, no, I have never had the experience of rejecting THAT person.

This was more the mad scientist, "They laughed at me at the university - but it's alive! Fear me mortal!" kind of rant.

1:15 PM  

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