Story rejected by STRANGE HORIZONS

My story, “The Last S.F. Writer,” was rejected by STRANGE HORIZONS today. It was a form letter rejection this time (or form email, I should say), but it seemed to come back faster than the last time I submitted something to that magazine. Ah well. I got praise on the story when it was submitted to (and rejected from) F&SF. It’s a recursive story and there is a tendency to avoid self-reflexive fiction unless it is unique or extremely well-written. I doubt this was either. It’s an older story of mine–at least 4 years old at this point. Probably time to retire it.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.