I received a 39-day rejection from The Pedestal Magazine for my story “Smiles Beneath.”
After resubmitting that same story to Withersin Magazine, a mere 3 hours later I received a hold notice from the editor, which stated that she liked the story and has put it in the “short list.” I’ll know more in a month or two.
Added wordage to the novel. Up to 20,000 words or so. Keeping at it.