May has not been a bad month for me.
One acceptance - I suppose I could call that only one acceptance, but I'm happy that I got one. My productivity during April and May is quite low but at least it's a million times better than before.
May 2008 : 5 submissions so far (and I'd love to get a 6th on in by the weekend). 2 new, 3 re-submissions. 2 rejections and 1 acceptance.
April 2008: 7 submissions. 1 was a re-submission. 3 acceptances. 3 rejections.
February 2008: 1 submission - which was accepted in March.
January 2008: 1 submission (subsequently rejected).
Prior to 2008: 4 short stories submitted (plus 1 book submitted many times!).
I have spent a lot of time recently either studying or applying for jobs. I would love to think that I could continue with 1 submission a week. More would be better but I have to stay realistic here! Of course, I would like 1 new submission every week!
At the moment I have a 40% acceptance rating with Duotrope - which, they tell me, is higher than average for all users of their website over the last 12 months - I'd like to keep that level!