Gwen Whiting

MUSINGS & SPECULATIVE FICTION

Follow this blog to keep up with my various projects, as well as my random thoughts about fiction of one kind or another.

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Latest from the Blog

Swing for the Fences

I was reflecting on how rarely I see writers talk about the frustration of “near misses” when sending out stories. What I mean by this is the stories that get close but don’t quite make it – they reach second rounds at multiple venues or they receive really beautiful personalized rejections over and over again […]

We Never End Well

By Gwen Whiting We spent the money from our summer jobs buying alternate futures that year. Some huckster built a time machine on the boardwalk. Ten dollars bought five minutes of one possible reality. My boyfriend Luke said we should go together. It didn’t go well. No matter what we said or how often we…

Short Story Submissions – 2021

As a nosy writer, I always wonder what other writers’ rejection statistics look like. With that in mind, I thought I’d share my stats for last year as compiled by the Submission Grinder. Last year was the first year in about a decade that I actually wrote and submitted short stories. For the most part, […]

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