SQUEEEEEE!!! (a.k.a. I'm Published Again!!!)
The worst they could say is no, right?
But they didn't. They said yes!!!
I just got the email about five minutes ago! I had to first have a squeefest with Bobby, who--along with one other online friend--was the only person who knew that I'd sent the story in for consideration. I just wasn't up to the show of sympathy for my inevitable (I thought) rejection. This is the first story I've sent in to a magazine since my university years. And--aside from my fanfic in Aiglos and Olórë Mallë earlier this year--this is the first story I've had published since then. I spent several years disillusioned with writing and particularly with publishing and really only got back into writing original stuff last spring.
I was nervous, being as this was my first time testing the waters after numerous rejections of my literary (*gag*) stuff right after graduating university.
But I kept thinking, "The worst they can say is no, right?"
But they didn't They said yes!!!
I'm so excited! :^D
It's going to be a print anthology as well as a downloadable PDF. And this is not my first time seeing my work in print, but it is the first time I've ever been in a book.