Writer’s Relief rejected my submission based on limited markets, but they encouraged me to submit to their short story open submission. Unfortunately, I do not have anything to offer so I have resolved to move on. I didn’t expect to be accepted; they take on less than 2% of all submissions. However, I do appreciate that they took the time to read it, and that they said my writing was strong. Good news all around, as far as I’m concerned.
I’ve decided to take a step back from The Shadow Conflict to focus on other things, such as finishing Lifeline, catching up on my reading, and hunting down outlaws in Red Dead Redemption.
I shall, as they say, carry on and persevere. Every rejection is a learning experience.