Tuesday, November 5, 2013

October Wrap-Up

By Michael Seese

Those of you with really good memories might recall that in early October, I set a goal: to submit something, somewhere every day that month. At the time, I said I didn't think I could. The biggest challenge, I felt, was finding places to submit. Plus, I missed the first few days. Well, guess what...

I did it!

In fact, I managed to submit 33 distinct "things." I say "distinct," because when you submit poetry, they generally ask for 5 - 15 poems.But I'm counting that as one.

In the interest of full disclosure, some of them were what you call "low-hanging fruit." For example, if you submit something to ReadWave, it's accepted. 

So here is a high-level breakdown, in no specific order:

- Literary agents: 4
- Podcasts: 1
- Contests: 3
- Short story collections: 6
- Online short stories:5
- Poetry collections: 3
- Online poetry: 8
- Book publishers: 2
- And one non-fiction magazine article.

I'll talk about some of the victories and some of the defeats in a future post.

So, what should I do next? I have some ideas...


  1. Congrats on reaching your goal. Are you going to continue to query agents?

  2. Congratulations! This is inspiring. Many people set goals, and then fall short. It's nice to see you achieved yours!

    1. Thank you. I still have trouble believing I did it.

  3. I think this is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Amy, that's very kind of you to say. Please let me know how YOU do.