In the nick of time

I signed up for the writer’s group just in the nick of time. This afternoon I received my second rejection slip from F&SF in the last 8 days. This time it was for the short-short “Blind Date”. The wording of the rejection was only slightly different than that of “Graveyard Shift”. Instead of “this tale didn’t hold my interest”, it read, “this tale didn’t work for me.” Does that mean it did hold his interest?

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.