Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen

Week of May 7-13 (belated)

One request for rewrites. Nothing else. If not for that, I would suspect that there was an editorial conspiracy to pretend I don't exist: even the usual standard fast-rejection market is not replying quickly to the story they have right now: they have had it for six weeks now. I have collected so many rejections from them over the years that my brain is not even getting excited about the wait this time: clearly it is a clerical error, and soon I will have to write meekly to them and ask if they have my story, and they will say no, what story? and I will sigh and go on.

That's what years of this business will do, at least to me: it makes short story submissions a process that seems divorced from short story sales. Sending out stories with no particular hope of selling them seems reasonable after all this. It's the particular that's the important word there: I still hope to sell stories. But I don't fixate on one market or another, and it works better that way.

I have been doing the first readthrough on MSS this morning, and I'm about a third of the way through, and it seems like it might be okay so far. I suspect I do not have to go jump in the river, which is good, because I had other things to do today. Not all of them fun, but still. More fun than jumping in the river, I expect.
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