This has been a heckuva week…The Blizzard of 2010 kills my car and I get my first rejection letter, hands up and hurrahs all around!
Finished my short story “PG”on the ninth, I submitted it for publication on the tenth and was quickly rejected on the twelfth. I love the information age!
Seriously, mistake number one…Never ever tell them you simultaneously submitted your work to another publisher. It’s like being that big bald nazi in Raiders of the Lost Ark, right into the spinning propeller…splat!
On the lighter side if you have to choose between publishers you want to submit to and Clarkesworld is one of your fine choices, send it to them first. When they say it only takes a couple of days to look over your work, they mean it.