Submit-O-Rama: VETERANS

The Submit-O-Rama "VETERANS" challenge is the newest addition to the Submit-O-Rama challenge family! For this challenge, you'll be taking on three challenges in one:

1. Accept! It's time to recognize that your writing "rejects" are not lost causes!
2. Edit! Take the time to fine tune your past rejected works to make them better, OR take the time to find a better potential home for your past rejected works than you did last time!
3. Resend! That's right ... this challenge calls for you to resubmit past rejects. Give them this one last chance (or second to last ... or third ... heck, not last at all, just another chance!) to earn their stripes!

This is a new challenge, and as such a lot of this year's May SOR will focus on how to take a former reject and turn it into a future publication! Stay tuned for tips, and of course encouragement, in sending out those pieces you fear because of past performances!

If this sounds like the challenge for you, take it on! Leave a comment below to let me, and anyone else who joins you, know that this is the challenge you've taken. And don't forget to snag the badge below for your website, blog, or Facebook page to let everyone know you've taken the challenge! Good luck!





14 comments:

  1. Cool! I have company from overseas for the first two weeks of May so this might be perfect for me. Or I might go with the other challenge (make-your-own-rules).

    On another note...just got a reply from a submission I'd forgotten about. They are taking one flash fiction and two poems. That's the perfect motivation to send out more.

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    1. Congrats! That's great news, Linda!! And a great motivator for beginning Submit-O-Rama!

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    2. That's great news, Linda! Congratulations!

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  2. I think this will be better for me as well. I started a new job and it's been difficult to figure out scheduling...I post on my blog daily and when I wasn't working, it was no problem. I did the A to Z challenge in April and that went well, so I think I can continue with the blogging thing. Just need to get my work out there. Thanks Khara!

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    1. Thank you, Donna! Good luck with your new job, and figuring out your time (I know the feeling)! And of course, good luck with the Mini! :D

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  3. I was driving yesterday and pulled up behind an old beater pickup at a light. In the back window was a Northern Arizona University decal. I thought, hey, that’s where Khara hangs. I took it as a sign. I’m traveling for several medical tests at UW Seattle in May but I can do the Mini. Thanks Khara for being an inspiration on and off the Web.
    Congrats to Linda and good luck Rebecca and Donna.

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    1. Wow, small world! That's quite the sign :) Best of luck with the Mini challenge (and good thoughts will be coming your way for those tests), Kris!

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  4. I'm in for this one! I don't get out of school till the 23rd which leaves me a week to submit. You know how much I hate submitting and last October didn't go so well, but I refuse to give up. And I love that you force me out of my comfort zone to do these! :)

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    1. That's what it's all about, Bolton :) (Ha-ha, for myself, I've prepped for the biggest guilt trip of them all: I can't host and *not* submit, so ... I guess I have to submit!) Good luck, and happy soon-out-of-school time!! :D

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  5. I'll take your Mini Challenge Khara House!

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  6. I think I can handle this one, Khara.

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  7. So i got three in the first week, two re-subs and a new one. Now I'm trying to catch up. I have decided to put four stories forward to a chapbok contest at the end of the summer, so that takes three of my rejections out of the re-submit running ...

    Thanks for running the re-submit category, Khara. It's reminding me not to give up.

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