I have been writing now for a little over two years. But, 2010 has been the year that's really got my writing career up and running.
Here is a rundown of my year:
91 Stories Submitted.
56 Stories Accepted.
35 Stories Rejected.
23 of those Rejections have turned into Acceptances when I sent them to a different publisher/editor, some with a little tweaking.
3 Stories I am still waiting to hear back from.
1 is Shortlisted.
1 Will be appearing in "A Wicked Bag of Tales," by Wicked East Press.
I got my first story accepted on the 4th of August, by Jessica A. Weiss, for "A Cup of Joe." Jessica was extremely nice to me and gave me a second chance after I messed up the submission guidelines. So a big THANK YOU to Jessica for being the first person to accept one of my stories, I'll never forget it!
Since then I've had stories accepted by Pill Hill Press, Static Movement, Living Dead Press, and Norgus Press. I also want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone there, without them i wouldn't have anything to write here, so Thank You!
Really, you could say that most of my success has been in the last 5 months. Either way, 2010 has been a great start to my publishing career. I just hope 2011 can bring as much success, if not more.
Happy New Year everyone, I hope it's kind to us all.
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- Darren Gallagher
- I am a writer of all things supernatural, and some things not. In September '08 I decided I wanted to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. Since then I have gotten a Diploma in Creative Writing from Kilroys College in Dublin. I struggled to find a home for my stories until August 2010. Since then I've had around 70 stories accepted for publication from small presses such as; Pill Hill Press, Wicked East Press, and Static Movement. My first collection of short stories "Strings" is currently on sale, and my short novel Love's Curse is set for release late May 2015. I am determined to continue with achieving my dream and hopefully entertain you while I do. Thank you everyone, and I hope you enjoy my work.