Submissions update! I post this for every author out there wondering what's going on in the submission pool.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies rejected my Rainbow story. Here is what they said,
"Thanks very much for sending this story to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Unfortunately, it's not quite right for us. I really liked the opening few pages, with Tora's colorblindness gradually revealed and the vivid description of how she saw things. But when her mother figured it out, and when things moved to the second scene many years later and the conflict there seemed to me to be about weaving execution rather than Tora's struggle to deal with colorblindness, things didn't feel as engaging to me as I was hoping.
I appreciate your interest in our magazine. Please feel free to submit again.
Scott H. Andrews
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
_Beneath Ceaseless Skies_
Not that bad, actually it was pretty nice. I've already re-polished the story and sent it to Shimmer Magazine. Which would also be really neat to have a story with them.
And Pill Hill Press short listed all three of my stories! Here's what they said,
"Thank you for submitting to Flesh & Bone: Rise of the Necromancers short story contest. Your story has been read by the editor and is being held for consideration for the prize money and/or publication in the anthology.
Making the short list is no guarantee of publication. We constantly reevaluate the short list, and final determination may take up to two weeks after the deadline (31 July 2010). If you choose not to wait, please notify us that you are withdrawing your story.
Alva J. Roberts & Jessy Marie Roberts, Editors"
Has anyone been short-listed before?