In happy news, one of my stories has been accepted by Fireside Magazine! The editor said Fluffy Harbinger of Death made him tear up in the best possible way. See the official announcement of all their acceptances here.
This one’s a major milestone for me. I’ve been sending in stories to pro magazines since I was 14, and collected literally hundreds of no’s. To be able to have a story I’m proud of get bought by a pro magazine feels like crossing some kind of major finish line. Not to mention they pay, and pay very well. When I heard, I literally danced around the room. Finally I am a real author! Because, you know, those 4 books in the bookstore didn’t totally do it :).