News update: I received my first rejection from a literary magazine this weekend! I am officially in the game! They even sent me a sticker. My letter came only three weeks after I submitted my story, which means the editors are really on top of things or my story was extra bad (hmmm….). Either way, I now have a pin on my wall to collect my rejection letters AND a super cool sticker.
(Un)fortunately, their quick turn-around and quirky letter also means that I will be submitting to them again soon … very soon. Time to start editing the next story!