And speaking of rejection slips, here's one I received in the mail when I came home from work this evening (click on image to enlarge):
Please excuse the quality of the scan--the letter was wet when I found it in my mailbox. What's heartening about this is it's actually a personalised rejection slip... and the editor says my story has "nice writing", so there's hope! Yay!
All I have to do now is to figure out which magazine to submit to next.