Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Just one rejection, come on

Remember Weaver's Shroud? I can't say anything really until the contract's finalized, but Double Dragon likes it. :)

One odd problem I have is with reporting an acceptance on Duotrope. I've had good luck lately with sales and my acceptance ratio is 30% at the moment. I'm afraid that if I report one more acceptance, it'll discount all my responses until I start getting rejections again.

I hasten to add that I'm not complaining about this.


Jameson T. Caine said...

I hear ya. My ratio is currently at 29.27% A couple times I've gotten that "your acceptance ratio is unusually high" message, which to me just sounds snarky. We can't help it if we're just that damn good, right?

This is one reason I like subbing the maximum 5 tweets to Tweet the Meat. They usually only take one and then I have four non-painful rejections to help balance out that ratio.

Best of luck with Weaver's Shroud at Double Dragon!

Cate Gardner said...


Hey, I need an 'your acceptance ratio is unusually high' message. I only have the 'your acceptance ratio is higher than most users' to which I will now reply - 'obviously not'. :)

Aaron Polson said...

Huzzah. (note I didn't use an exclaimation point until everything is official)

Unknown said...

if you'd like kc u can have one of mine :^)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Oh Cool. Good luck, can't wait for the ink to dry on the contract.

Carrie Harris said...

Now that's a request I never thought I'd see. You WANT rejections? Who are you, and what have you done with KC? :)

K.C. Shaw said...

Jameson--I had a bunch of rejections for two reprints recently, which didn't hurt and which probably is the only thing keeping me from the snarky message too. I guess we're just good. :)

Cate--Well, me and Jameson are just speshul, with super high acceptance ratios. Most people just can't compete with us. :)

Aaron--Your restraint is remarkable. I was jumping around when I got the email, but not, you know, very high jumping.

Horror Girl--I suspect I'll be collecting quite a few of my own soon, as soon as my stories get to the top of the Strange Horizons and Weird Tales slush piles.

Jamie--I'm mailing it to them this morning!

Carrie--KC has been assimilated. Resistance is futile.