I just launched “Woman is Cipher is Woman” off into the void, to either be published or rejected (and then sent back out again). I sent it to a pulp sci-fi mag called “Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine,” a publication I’ve admired for quite a while. This will be my fourth sub to them so far.
They have an interesting slush pile process, by the way. Three rounds of readers read each submission. If the first round of readers likes it, then the sub makes it to the next round, and so on. Something that makes it to the third round usually gets published, but not always. I’ve had a story make it to the third round before, but other stuff I’ve sent since hasn’t cleared the first round.
I also like the nice helpful comments I get back from these guys. Very helpful and no form letters in sight. Last, and very important: they accept e-submissions–important for a guy who lives overseas.
I’ll keep everyone informed as to the progress of this story.