Oy. Here we are again. Was this a mistake? It’s sure going to feel like one if none of these other stories come back with a “yes please”.
So add another rejection to the pile. This was my first ever submission to a Science Fiction/Fantasy publication and I knew it was a long shot as the piece is a bit of an orphan…sort of literary, sort of superhero genre-y (like my novel, “le sigh”).
Anyway, the conundrum now is whether to revise based on the very nice personal rejection I got, or to just send it out to someone else. These guys, though they took the time to write a personal rejection and critique, did not “get” my piece. Is that my failing or theirs as readers? It’s really could be either. Hell, I don’t know. I think I’ll sit on it for a week and then re-read it. Decide then. Until then…or until the next rejection…yay!…here are the updated stats.
Updated Stats: 4 of 9 rejected. 5 still out there.