I could have titled this post “Acceptance Stats”, but that would be optimistic, and I’m not feeling very optimistic at the moment. My story, Mother’s Curse, just got rejected. I rather nice, form rejection, but still a rejection (posted under my Rejection pages).
If you used Duotrope (that lovely market database and submissions tracker I posted about some time ago), you’d be able to get info like this:
Pending responses for last 12 months: 1
Submissions sent last 12 months: 9
Submissions sent this month: 1
Acceptance ratio for the past 12 months: 25.00 %
My acceptance ratio is rather high for most authors, so I’ve been told. That’s because I started submitting before I discovered Duotrope. I can’t remember what and where I submitted, so those (all rejections) will remain unaccounted. I can only hope my rejection ratio (or acceptance ratio, depending on how you look at it) remains below 90% (10% acceptance ratio). No reason for those numbers, it’s just something I pulled out of my ass.
Gotta have a goal. 😉