Rejection number 195 came right on the heels of number 194. Too fast for comfort.
A nice long note for “Crazy,” another one of my valkyrie short stories, but a form letter for sure, because I’ve been rejected by this zine before, and they always read exactly the same:
“We at xxx thank you for your short fiction submission. After thoughtful consideration, however, we have concluded that unfortunately it didn’t work for us, so we’ll have to say no. Please understand that this No most likely means “Not Quite the Right Fit,” not “No Good.” Reading the unpublished work of so many talented writers is a responsibility we take very seriously, and we feel privileged that you chose to place your writing in our hands. We hope you will consider submitting to xxx again in the future as a possible home for your work.”
Time to resubmit.