July Acceptances!

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

We've had another great month of acceptances, before the inevitable summer slow-down (when many journals seem to go into hibernation)....

Congrats to Dvora Rabino, who had TWO STORIES (!) picked up: "Waiting for My Turn" (an essay) at Five on Fifth (79% second-round match) and "The Winds of Change" at Idle Ink (and also at Blue Lake Review, which replied before I withdrew the piece—so that's three acceptances in my book!) (this was an 85% second-round match). Dvora is a Submitit star, now with three (or, in a way, four) accepted stories with us. To learn more about Dvora, check out her website at

Congrats to Rebecca Beck: "Sentinel" was picked up by Glint Literary Journal (83% first-round match). Recently a marketing director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Rebecca now enjoys the freedom retirement offers for spinning her own yarns. Her work has been published in The Great Smokies Review and 34th Parallel Magazine. She is completing her first novel, Pastoral.

Congrats to Philip Kennedy-Gran: "Shakedown" was picked up by Leavings Literary Magazine (83% second-round match). Philip Kennedy-Grant is the former editor of Architecture New Jersey magazine, co-author and editor of AIA New Jersey Guidebook, and a practicing architect and artist.

Congrats to P. A. Farrell: "A Mother's Prayer" was picked up by Down in the Dirt (81% first-round match). P. A. is a licensed psychologist and a former Associate Editor of PW and King Features Syndicate. She has published with McGraw-Hill and Demos Health, writes for a number of publications on, and has published several self-help books. She lives on the East Coast, where her passion continues to be writing, photography, and musing about the many times she cheated death as a psychologist.

Congrats to Jane VanCantfort, whose story "Little Man" was accepted by Idle Ink (82% third-round match). Note this was a "third-round match." We'd had this story out for a while. It's a wonderful story and Jane understandably wasn't willing to give up on it. This was her second story published with Submitit. Jane has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. She has published short stories in a variety of magazines, and her novel, Went Away, is available on Amazon. She lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband and pets. You can learn more about Jane at

And finally, congrats to Christine Williams, whose story "Killing Me Softly" was picked up (in record time!) by Glint Literary Journal (82% first-round match). I'm excited to be working with Christine on marketing and social media, and maybe much more. She and I both not only work for Submitit, we're also customers! Christine is a communications professional who writes to try and understand the world. She lives in Alameda, CA, with her mom. This was her first published piece of creative nonfiction.


Once again, I'm so happy that Submitit's crazy algorithm continues to find the right markets for my clients' work. For anyone not on the list above, I truly hope you'll be next. Thanks for reading.

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