I think I made a sale! Yep, I said I think. How can I not know? Well, here’s the email:
I need to know if your story “Excuse Me” is still available. Whether it’s available or not, or if you choose to not have The Rejected Quarterly publish it, please let me know ASAP, so I can either reserve the space in this issue or put something else in its place. I am finalizing the current issue most likely within the week. If I don’t hear from you in a couple of days I’ll assume you are not interested.
It sounds like the story was accepted and I missed the first correspondence, doesn’t it? Or maybe that’s just how they roll. It sure made me contact them immediately.
I really like what The Rejected Quarterly stands for, printing only work that has accumulated at least five rejections. It’s the first story I sent to them. It’s my time traveling fart story and needed just the right market to run it.
I’ll be sure to follow up when I confirm they actually wanted to run it. The whole “reserve space in this issue” part makes it sound like it, doesn’t it?
EDIT: I did indeed make the sale! I need to send them a soft copy of the story, a bio, and resend my rejections (a couple good ones there). I have all that…somewhere. So yay me!
Now I just have to wait out the other five stories.