I just received word from Jonathan and Michele over at the Daily Science Fiction that my most recent submission to their e-zine has been short-listed and is now pending final acceptability. A final decision should be made in no longer than a month. This is great news, indeed! If found acceptable, this would be my first acceptance in a top-tier market that the SWFA recognizes. The story itself is too short to count as a qualified sale in the eyes of the SWFA, but that will come in time, if the Lord is willing.
According to my listing of submissions on Duotrope, this will be the eleventh submission to the Daily Science Fiction, the first taking place in January 2012. Of those eleven, it is the only one to make it to the second – and final – stage. So, even if this tale does not make the final cut, it is a big step in the right direction, and an inspiration for me while I work on other things.
All good things come in time.