At the end of August I sent in a short story to the magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and got this awesome email today!
We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is that your story has made our second round, rarified company that more than 90% of submissions do not reach. While half or more of our second round stories will not ultimately see publication under the DSF rocket, this story has reached the final go/no-go before launch.
The bad news–and I promised you some bad news–is that it will take us time to make that final decision. Expect an additional two weeks or so, but don’t be surprised if it’s a month from today. Thanks for your continued patience, and thanks for sending us this worthy submission.
– Daily Science Fiction Staff”
<Pats self on the back>
I am so excited just to get a little positive response!