I entered a short story in the Writer’s Digest short story competition. The winners will be announced “on or before December 31.” Needless to say, I have been keeping my phone close and checking my email at least once a day. I LOVE the story I entered, so I have my hopes up. I will let you know either way.
I just received a rejection of a story I knew was just PERFECT for this one magazine. It is super disappointing. This is my third rejection since July. Which means: I haven’t submitted nearly enough stories to nearly enough magazines! I should be on rejection Number 20 by now! I need to get going!