The Glacial Speed of Publishing

This month I had two short stories published in online literary magazines. TWO! That’s almost double my previous publishing record. 

Of course I’d love it if you read them, and I’d love it even more if you like them. 

I’d also like to share some random information on these stories to demonstrate how freaking long it can take to get work published.


The Round Up

The Day Nothing Happened (But Everything Changed) can be found at The Round Up Writer’s Zine

I wrote this story in 2011. It was rejected from 26 literary magazines before accepted for publication.



Savage Cut can be found at Empty Sink Publishing

I wrote this story in 2002. That’s right, 12 years ago. My record keeping back then wasn’t as existing as it is now. It was rejected from at least 43 (but probably many more) magazines before accepted for publication.

At this rate I will be famous in approximately…let me see..times 7…carry the 1…divide by the square root of infinity…

Filmmaking 101 Part 6 – Shoot Day

Filmmaking 101 is a series of articles I’m writing for Life As A Human. Please check out the full article over there.

Finally, I was ready to shoot this goshdarn beast.

Wednesday, April 10th ~ Photo Shoot Day

These photos were of my main characters in their younger years, to be used as flashbacks during the film. I used younger actors: Lisa Rose Snow, Kirstin Howell, Rebecca Regan, Margaret Smith and Emlyn Murray. Jeremy Webb was on hand to play a variety of limbs (which will make sense when you go see the movie!)…[Read the rest of the article on Life As A Human.]

Curtains Cast

Emlyn Murray, Rebecca Regan, Lisa Rose Snow, Kirstin Howell, Margaret Smith


Published Again – I Do Not Matter On The Moon

May was a lucky month. My short story I Do Not Matter On The Moon was published in York University’s literary journal, Existere.

Existere Magazine



If you don’t believe me, you can see my name on the list of contributors on their website.

See, told ya!

As I’ve mentioned before, it happens. Occasionally.

If you’re looking for a copy, a list of Canadian retail locations is handily available.

Filmmaking 101 Part 5 – Casting & Crew & Catering, Oh My!

Filmmaking 101 is a series of articles I’m writing for Life As A Human. Please check out the full article over there.

Story Boards

Story Boards by Corey Mullins

Once upon a time I decided that it would be a really swell idea to write a series of articles on the making of my first short film. As you can see from the months that pass between each post, this didn’t turn out to be such a realistic goal. Lesson #57 – making a film of any size sucks up all available time and energy, leaving you with neither of either to put into blogging.

I’m embarrassed to see that the last update is about February. FEBRUARY! That’s practically years ago. So much has happened since then. Where to start?

Oh, I know. March. We’ll start with March.

After a few months of nos, March turned into the month of yeses.


  • You may or may not remember that as of the end of February I had found a Director of Photography (DOP), lost him, and found a potential new one. Becky Parsons was really interested in shooting Curtains for me, but was in Toronto and waiting on word from another job that would bring her to Halifax, thereby allowing her to work on my movie. It was touch and go for a while, but in late March she was finally able to confirm. WooHoo! […read more on Life As A Human]

Image Credit

Story Board Examples by Corey Mullins

Filmmaking 101 – The Pre-Production Dance Of Insanity

Comedy-and-TragedyFilmmaking 101 is a series of articles I’m writing for Life As A Human. Please check out the full article over there.

I haven’t written a new blog post in so long because nothing has happened. Or nothing good, anyway. Why write a post describing all the false starts and retracted promises that have been plaguing Curtains? It just sounds so depressing.

Depressing or no, it’s been my reality for the last few months. And I can’t very well skip over all that stuff and just tell you about the good things that are happening, now can I? (Spoiler! There is good stuff! Happening!)

When working on a creative project like this, I become so emotionally invested that it’s hard to be objective. Good news flies me to the stars. Bad news sinks me to the bottom of the ocean. To spare you from the boring details on how each of these events warmed or broke my heart, I’ve decided to make a list. Just the facts, nice and tidy…[…read more on Life As A Human]

Image Credit

Comedy & Tragedy Masks on Flickr