February was a strong month in terms of submissions and pitches. I had a weekend getaway early on which coincided with an exciting opportunity resulting from last months mass LOI send out. I was commissioned for an wrote an article which will be published and paid for in March.
Pitches and follow-ups sent: 4
Letters of Introduction sent: 1
Projects completed: 1
Money made: $310
My first pay check of 2023 came in this month and I invoiced for my second. I’m hoping the money keeps rolling from this point though there’s nothing locked in coming up.
[related post: making money from writing]
One of the LOIs I sent out last month had a favourable response from an education publisher inviting me to submit ideas for a literacy series they’re commissioning. If my concepts are selected I’ll be sure to share more information on that.
Stories written: 2
Stories edited: 1
Stories submitted: 11
Stories rejected: 4
Stories published: 0
Money made: $0
If you’re following along at home you’ll know I absolutely smashed my monthly target of 4-5 short story submissions. This also meant a lot more rejections. While rejection is never fun (and 3 in one day is particularly brutal) I did receive one personal and encouraging rejection that let me know I was very close to being selected.
I was able to achieve such a high number of submissions for three reasons:
- I submitted simultaneously
- I submitted to markets with fast response times
- I submitted to reprint markets
How was your February?
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