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Broken Bones – Rejections and Acceptances are winging their way across the internet

This is both one of the best parts of being an editor, and the worst. The best part is that you know that someone has put a lot of work into submitting a story that they are hoping will be published. Telling them that they’ve been accepted is a fabulous feeling. I also know that, as an author, it’s a fabulous feeling to be accepted. The worst part is telling someone that they haven’t been accepted, and tonight I had to work my way through a list and do just that.

I hope that those that have been accepted for Broken Bones are happy, and that those who were rejected continue to write and continue to submit. Just because this editor has said no doesn’t mean that all editors will, nor that this editor won’t say yes to a different story later on.


About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


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