Last night/early this morning, I had made it down to 10th in the Clarkesworld ‘Received’ queue. I went to sleep and checked again this morning.
I am now part of a whole new queue. This one is entitled ‘Under Review’. I am number 5.
(Is that the name of a movie? That seems like the name of a movie.)
Number 5 is not very high. Does this mean that I made it past the initial ‘chuck out the unintelligible garbage/any story with references to zombies’ stage? How many stages are there? Other people seem to get stuck in this purgatorial place for months, only to be rejected. But with only four other stories ahead of me in this queue…
Oh, never mind. I just got rejected.
Yay for form letters.