Today, I received an email reply from flashquake on my submission of "Owl, Cat, Cigarette". It was also a "no", but with some nice comments: "great concept, nicely rendered, weak ending." Y'know, I can see their point. I've always been a little dissatisfied with the ending. It's something to think about before I figure out what to do next with the story.
Well, at least I'm putting work out there. But two "no"s in one weekend is still tough.