Bad News, Good News, No News

Posted on: June 30th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 6 Comments

Bad News:

I received a 39-day rejection from The Pedestal Magazine for my story “Smiles Beneath.”

Good News:
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.

No News:

Added wordage to the novel. Up to 20,000 words or so. Keeping at it.

6 Responses

  1. Andrea says:

    Sorry about the rejection, but hopefully Withersin will publish it. Good luck!

  2. Anita Marie Moscoso says:

    Voodoo Dolls: and Underutilized writer’s tool.

    Coming soon at a store near you.

    amm

  3. onipar says:

    Thanks, Andrea. My fingers are crossed.

    Anita,
    What is it with you and these voodoo dolls? Somthing tells me you know how to use voodoo dolls in a serious, working manner.

    Actually, if that is the case, would you mind teaching me?

  4. Paul West says:

    Sorry about the reject, but keep working on the novel. That’s where recognition and the money are.

  5. Steve says:

    Three hours! That sounds promising to me, as if your story made a very good first impression. I’ve never heard of a response as fast as that. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

  6. onipar says:

    Thanks, Paul. I agree with you on that one.

    Steve:
    Thanks, Brother. Yeah, i thought it sounded promising too. I’m trying not to get excited though. It’s still along way to go.

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