Author Archive | Robert J. McCarter

50 Rejections and Counting

On 3/18/2009 I submitted a story called “As I Shall at Death” to Flash Fiction Online. It was rejected, and that rejection was psychologically hard. Now, nearly two years later, I am around 50 rejections and counting for a total of 15 stories. I am not completely sure of that number, I have a spreadsheet that I track […]

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100 Stories for Queensland

I am just putting the final touches on a submission for 100 Stories for Queensland. Like 100 Stories for Haiti and 50 Stories for Pakistan before it this is a charity anthology to help those in need. In these case the flood victims in Australia. I just found out about it two days ago, and […]

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50 Stories for Pakistan is Here!

50 Stories for Pakistan Helping the victims of the floods Produced by Book Preview Actually, “50 Stories for Pakistan” has been out since October 28th, and  I am remiss in blogging about it. This is in no way a comment on my enthusiasm for it, just a testament to just how busy things have been. It is a […]

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50 Stories for Pakistan

Greg McQueen, the force behind 100 Stories for Haiti is at it again. This time it’s a book to support the victims of the flooding in Pakistan called 50 Stories for Pakistan. Once again he sent the call out for submissions, this time a limit of 500 works and “no stories with any violence, death, or […]

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Finding the Time

Writer John Scalzi has a great post on finding the time to write: It is written with his usual sharp pointed wit, and right on the money. Here are some of my favorite bits: “So will you please just shut the fuck up about how hard it is for you to find the time […]

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