My short story, “Retired” has been put on the “short list” for a new magazine called Dark Discs. They do not have a website, but if you are interested in learning more about them, guidelines can be acquired through

Here’s the letter I received:

“This was a neat story, short and sweet and to a rather original point.
I’d like to move it to the next round for consideration. This isn’t a letter of acceptance, but an indication we’d like to put it on our short list.”

They pay $25 for a story, which isn’t professional rates, but would be a welcome break in the monotony of rejections.