A few days ago I wished aloud for some responses to the 10 subs I had floating out in the literary ether. Careful what you wish for, eh?
I've had 5 rejections in the last two days. It's annoying, but it doesn't crush my soul. Just gotta keep on subbing and find the right home for each story, right?
I've had a 'Yes!' recently from Underground Voices, for a short which will be published online in December. And then at the beginning of this month (Nov) I found out I am a finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Works competition for the fiction category. BIG whoop whoop fist pump high five - hell, high TEN - chest bumps ahoy. The winners will be announced at the beginning of December, along with a shiny free copy of the anthology for each finalist.
My words. In print. It's a good feeling indeed.
Just gotta keep on subbing...