I’ve always found it helpful to see writers’ submission stats, on account of how it offers so much insight into the actual acceptance rate of folks who are out there publishing and working. Here’s a screenshot from The Grinder to share where I’m at, after my second year of getting out there and submitting my short fiction for publication:
I enjoyed one acceptance this year. More significantly, I saw the number of holds and personal rejections go up dramatically, especially with my short fiction that runs between 3K and 5K words.
Here’s to hanging in there, friends! See you in 2022.