Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Acceptances Do Come in the Mail

I received one today from SLAB. It's for a short-short I've been shopping around for nearly six months. Persistence pays off. This is a story I'd always liked (I'm never short on ire for my work), in spite of the dozen+ editors who rejected it. A few months ago, I received a thoughtful thumbs-down from an editor who liked where the story went, but thought the beginning was a bit standoffish. I considered his critique for over a week before deciding the narrator needed to be standoffish. So the story remained unchanged. And today, it becomes accepted.

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