Short Story Stats

“Don’t let statistics do a number on you.”


Interested in finding out how much of writing involves waiting? Look no further. I’ve been trying to shop around a 2100-word short story for a while. No bites so far. Here’s my record of numbers:

First date submitted: October 2016
Number of submissions: 5
Number of responses: 4
Quickest response time: 7 days
Longest response time: 8 months

Extra notes: Two personalized rejections, one form rejection. One of the customized rejections went into a number of details and featured opinions from multiple reviewers.

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  1. Writing is a patient person’s game, that’s for sure. Querying is like sloshing through molasses a million times over!

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