Submitted a story to Strange Horizons on Oct. 2. Got a rejection (which strangely was flagged as spam by Gmail) on Nov. 12, to my discovery today. For those who wonder how SH rejections stack up against similar brush-offs from Asimov's and Fantasy & Science Fiction, here you go:
Thank you for submitting "The Revelation of Guido" to Strange Horizons, but we've decided not to accept it for publication.
We appreciate your interest in our magazine.
Susan Marie Groppi, Jed Hartman, and Karen Meisner
Fiction Editors, Strange Horizons
Short, sweet, to the point. I doubt the slushreader got more than the proverbial 13 lines into it before firebombing my stuff. I almost feel like printing this e-mail out and adding it to the snail-mail rejection collection.
[Sigh] Back to the salt mines...
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