Writing Summary 2020

This year has been my best so far for short story sales, and I’ve hit a few significant ‘level ups’, including adding several new markets to my repertoire. So here is my progress report.

List of acceptances/publications:

7 stories published, 8 accepted, 10 new written (2 of which sold), 7 novel chapters drafted, 48,612 new words(ish) written, plus editing. I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope – hooope – it’s a better one for us all. Take care all. 💙💜💙

Winner! My entry won Second Place in the Ink & Insights Novel Award 2019!

Earlier in the year, I found out that my sci-fi novel-in-progress, I Phoenix, was a finalist in the Ink & Insights Novel Award 2019. Well, as it turns out… I won Second Place! It was also selected as a Judges’ Favourite. In previous years, I’ve made the Top Ten Finalists with other developing novels, but this is the first time I’ve landed a spot in the top 3, and I’m thrilled. More details of my entry and other winners can be found here.

Ink & Insights is a rather unique award in that wherever you rank in the contest, win or lose, you still gain critiques from 4 different judges on your submission. In this way, it makes the entry fee really worth it. As the commentary can really help to hone your writing skills.

If the contest is of interest to any writer friends, there’s still time to get an entry in – but only just. This years deadline is 30th June. It’s open to unpublished and self-published work. First 10K words, plus synopsis. Details here.

The SLF $1000 Working Class Writers Grant 2018 WINNER!!!

This just in!!! I am beyond thrilled to be reporting that, this year, I have been selected as the WINNER of the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Working Class Writers Grant, with the first chapter of my new in-progress science fiction novel, I, Phoenix. Read more here. Press release below…

‘The Speculative Literature Foundation is delighted to announce Nemma Wollenfang as the winner of the 2018 Working Class Writers Grant.

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January 2017

Two bits of good news to start off the year!

1.) I received my first short story acceptance of 2017! My Rom-Com, Endless Nuptials, will be appearing in Ourtown Magazine’s Valentine’s Day issue this month – so I might see my work in a local store! Yay! Big thanks to the members of VRWG who forwarded the call.

2.) I’m also very proud to have a prominent quote from my Steampunk novel-in-progress appearing on Rebecca Gibson’s poster for the Skeletal Biology in the Carolinas conference. Can’t wait to see it!