Rejection number 2 came in yesterday. It was from Spinetingler and I don't feel too bad. I was competing for one of six spots with 60 other people they had narrowed the field down to. I had a 10% shot and I didn't make it. I looked it over, found a market I though might like it and sent it off. Burnt Offering is one of those stories that is hard to categorize. It is not a mystery but it does have some suspense, it is not totally mainstream, nor is it literary. It is definitely not horror or science fiction, and there isn't a glimpse of fantasy in it. I hope that, eventually, it finds a home other than my filing cabinet one of these days.
Today I think I will edit my 2012 story and get that off by Friday. I am sure there are a multitude of glaring errors that I can find at first glance and a bunch of not-so-glaring ones on second glance. I just hope I can find the majority of them before I send it off.
Maybe today I will hear good news from an editor. Or maybe I will hear nothing at all. Anything other than a rejection.
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