Well, today was the big day: my first rejection!
As I said, I didn’t really expect my first submission to be accepted. I’ve already re-submited it to another venue. This is a really hard market to get into because they only publish one story a month, but they are looking for “Near-future, Earth-based science fiction” which describes my story perfectly! It is online publishing only, and of course I would rather have an actual print magazine, but the pay is good.
This story was returned pretty quickly, faster than average. Maybe that’s not a good thing. 🙂 I really thought I was going to finish my next story before this one came back.
So, off we go again.