Picked up another of the usual sort of rejects from Datlow for one of my shorts, the WMD story. She said there’s not “enough to the story” which I can’t complain about. There’s not. But I like the story anyway.
I’ve been wondering if there’s a form reject for SciFiction (cause I’ve never seen it), and if Datlow is really signing these, or her slush reader signs for her (I don’t think Kelly Link is still reading the slush, is she?). Every reject I’ve gotten from SF (and I have a great collection) has been typed and signed and addressed to me, and she always asks for more. The language varies (like all editors, there are common reasons for reject, but never identical letters).
So, I take this as a good sign. In another ten years, I might start selling stories there.
In other news, I’m taking tomorrow off work, because “work” is just a ridiculous term for it.