A picture of someone climbing up a slope of numbers STATISTICS

Last Updated Monday, June 4, 2007
 

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Novels
 

  • Resilience, a sequel to Droplet. In progress:
  • "the high shool novel", currently laid aside.
  • Sargsso, YA collaboration with Paul Melko. The first draft went to Blue Heaven 2007. Currently semi-languishing.
  • In memoriam: Library of Souls, a collaboration with David Ackert. The first draft was finished in time for Blue Heaven 2004. By that time, however, we were losing patience with it. It is now retired. The stories "Stray" and "King of the Djinn" were mined from its corpse and sold, however, and there are three other potential stories: "Crimp", "Frost", and "Drifter, Settler" in revision or circulation.



Story Status
 
 

Story
Year 
Drafted
Status
A Messy Divorce
1999
retired
The Book Of Jashar
1999
sold to Strange Horizons
README.TXT
1999
retired
There Is Also This
2000
retired
The Orange
2000
sold to Quarterly West,
reprinted in Harper's,
optioned as a short film
Cabbage
2000
retired
Corporate Anthropology
2000
retired
The Ant King: A California Fairy Tale
2000
sold to F&SF
The White City
2000
sold to Vestal Review
The Death Trap of Dr. Nefario
2000
sold to Infinite Matrix
Other Cities [12 short shorts]
2001
sold to Strange Horizons,
reprinted as a chapbook from Small Beer,
some reprinted in Hayakawa SF
Baby Love
2001
retired
The Duck
2001*
sold to Writer Online
Susie
2001*
retired
A Siege of Cranes
2001
sold to Twenty Epics
Droplet
2001
sold to F&SF,
reprinted in Best SF,
reprinted in Robots antho
The City of Peace
2001
sold as part of Other Cities chapbook
Embracing-The-New
2001
sold to Asimov's, reprinted in Nebula antho, and in Spanish, Czech, and Croatian
Nematode Wiggle
2001
under review
Utopia on Jellyfish
2001
retired
A Wind Passes Over Him
2001
retired
The World of Peace
2001
retired
What Do We Lack
2001
retired
Starving
2001
retired
Red Leather Tassels
2001
sold to F&SF,
anthologized in an audiobook from audible.com
On the Cliff By the River
2001
sold to Infinite Matrix
Breakfast in Montana
2002
in circulation
At Threshhold of Love
2002
retired
Chosen
2002
retired
Paradise
2002
retired
Fig
2002
sold to LCRW
The Blow
2002
placed in McSweeney's
The Glass Swan
2002
retired
Molly and the Red Hat
2002
sold to Interzone, 2007
The House Beyond Your Sky
2003
sold to Strange Horizons, 2006
The Valley of the Giants
2003
sold to Argosy,
reprinted in YBFH
Duet
2003
sold to Blowing Kisses
Start the Clock
2003
sold serial rights to Wheatland theme anthology,
sold to F&SF, YBSF, translated into Czech
Orphans
2003
sold to McSweeney's
The Library of Souls (novel)
2004
retired
Crimp (with David Ackert)
2004
in circulation
Frost (with David Ackert)
2004
retired
The King of the Djinn(with David Ackert)
2004
sold to RoF, 2007
One for the Road
2004
sold to Clean Sheets
All About Roaring (children's book)
2004
in circulation
Biographical Notes to 'A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-Planes', by Benjamin Rosenbaum
2004
sold to All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories
Night Waking
2004
sold to Flytrap
Sense and Sensibility
2005
in circulation
Falling
2005
sold to Nature
The Frog Comrade
2005
sold to F&SF, 2009
Collaborations by Well-Known Twentieth-Century Authors Which Were Rejected By Their Publishers and Are Now Collected (with Paul Melko)
2005
sold to LCRW
Drifter, Settler (with David Ackert)
2006
under review
Stray (with David Ackert)
2006
sold to F&SF, 2006
Twenty-three small disasters (with Barzak, McCarron, Salaam, Eekhout, Pratt & Haber)
2006
sold to Ideomancer, 2007
Anthroptic (with Ethan Ham)
2007
sold to The Present Group, 2007
The Way to Go (nonfiction)
2007
under review
True Names (with Cory Doctorow)
2008
sold to Fast Forward 2, 2008
Nine Alternate Alternate Histories
2008
sold to Other Earths, 2008
Ralph & Billy
2009
under review
Avatar
2009
under review
Resilience (novel) in progress in progress
Sargasso (novel) in progress in progress
<high school novel> in progress in progress
TToJA (nonfiction) in progress in progress
funny superhero story in progress in progress
Aubery Blubbery in progress in progress
The Trouble With Danny in progress in progress
<mystery/party> retired retired

* = converted to flash fiction in 2001 from narrative poem written in 1999/2000


2006 Story Stats


New Stories 2
Rejections some
Sales & Placements (new) 5
Sales & Placements (reprints) lots

2005 Story Stats


New Stories 4
Rejections 20
Sales & Placements (new) 4
Sales & Placements (reprints) 6

2004 Story Stats


New Stories 6
Rejections 17
Sales & Placements (new) 5
Sales & Placements (reprints) 3

2003 Story Stats


New Stories 5
Rejections 9
Sales & Placements 6

2002 Story Stats


New Stories 8
Rejections 35+
Sales 7

2001 Story Stats


New Stories 15
Rejections 24
Sales 5

Clarion Points

 In order to be of good cheer when opening rejection letters, I have invented "Clarion Points". The original idea was to measure when I have been back at this writing thing long enough to apply to Clarion. Here is how the rules worked: I submitted stories and poems to publications. I got 10 points for an acceptance, 4 points if they referred me to another magazine, 2 points for a personal rejection letter, and 1 point for a form letter. Once I had 100 points, I got to apply to Clarion. I heartily recommend doing something like this so that you look forward to rejection slips.

Update: I went ahead and applied to Clarion anyway, with only 84 points. I broke one hundred on the day my acceptance from Clarion West arrived!

I am no longer tallying the points consistently (the last count was 364 on 5/14/2004), as I don't know what they're for anymore. Any ideas?
 
 

Current Clarion Points:      ???