Yes, they're all top names in SFF. Yes, they're all SFWA qualifying markets. Yes, they're all venues I would love to be published in...and they're all venues I've received personal, positive, encouraging rejections from in just the last six months.
Yes, I can add Lightspeed to my personal rejection list! I'm absolutely delighted that John Joseph Adams took some time to offer me encouragement.
Getting personal rejections like this reminds me that I am on the right track, even though I can go for weeks without a squeak from any venue. I said that 2012 will be the year I make my first pro sale. I've still got five months, so come on you good thing!
I'm going to print out my personal rejections and put them on my office wall as reminders. Almost there, almost there!
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