Record-setting rejection speed!

Recall that I submitted a story to Baen’s Universe on Friday? Just a moment ago, I received a rejection from one of their editorial assistants, only 3 days after submitting the story (and two of those days made up the weekend)!

It was not a complete form-letter rejection. I at least received some feedback on why the story was rejected:

In this case, we did’t feel that the story’s events unfolded quickly enough. There are many reasons this happens; among them, too much infodumping, excessive description, and long sequences of internal contemplation.

Well, this evening, I’m going to send them my novella, “Graveyard Shift” because that story does unfold quickly. It’s like a toboggan ride down an ice-flume.

One rejection: one submission. It all balances out.


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