A rejection from Andromeda Spaceways already. I just submitted it three days ago! This rapid return disturbs me a little, especially since it’s the same story I’m hoping will get me into Clarion West.
I’m holding out hope that it was rejected for a formatting issue rather than on the basis of quality. Apparently, Google Docs doesn’t translate very cleanly into RTF; a very nice person from ASIM named Lucy notified me right away that the formatting was off a little. The double-spacing had reverted to single, bits that should have been centered (like the title and section break indicators they ask for) were not, and chunks of messy code replaced other formatting I used. Color me mortified.
While waiting for this new rejection (and maybe Clarion’s), I have been trying very hard to ramp up my writing-and-research mode. I’m working (still) on the “birthday story,” which was supposed to be a gift for my hubbie in January but is shaping up nicely, and I’ve subscribed to Locus and done more market research.
Argh. Maybe I’ll go back to bed.