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28 September 2014 @ 07:31 pm
the first submission (and rejection) in .... oh ... five years?  
So I submitted a story to F&SF for the special issue guest-edited by CC Finlay, and a few days ago I rejection a very nice rejection that felt non-stock and ended with "please submit in the future" (or something like that).

But I can't say exactly what it said because I accidentally *deleted* the email! Sheesh.

For it being my first submission in five years, I am very happy with the result. I knew the story wasn't as strong as it could be but I decided to submit it at the last minute. Now I can do a little clean up (or even rewrite, it's a flash piece) and send it off elsewhere. While I continue a grounds-up rewrite of another story that I've wanted to submit for many many years.

All part of getting back in the game again...
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
 
 
 
They Didn't Ask Me: smirking-winsletdr_phil_physics on September 30th, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
Does your Email have a Trash directory? You might be able to undelete it. Also, you could write to CCFinlay and ask to resend -- I suspect he would be amused.

Dr. Phil
jeffsoesbejeffsoesbe on October 1st, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
Trash was the first place I checked, but Yahoo Mail is pretty aggressive about emptying trash, probably every day (I get a lot of email that gets trashed).

I did think about asking CCFinlay for a resend, but thought that might look too pathetic :-) Hopefully I wasn't making the whole thing up!

- yeff