Rejection slip from Space & Time

I received a rejection slip from Space & Time late last night on my story, “Wake Me When We Get There”. It was the 9th rejection I’d received on that story, which is one of my favorites. It took 90 days from submission to rejection. However, it was also the 3rd “positive” rejection. I know that a rejection is a rejection no matter what. But this one was held “in the final batch for consideration”. The editor said, “It was a good effort, but in the end there were others we felt were a better fit.” Not quite as stellar as the rejection I received from Sheila Williams as Asimov’s, but encouraging.

I’m still waiting to hear back on a story at InterGalactic Medicine Show, and I’m hoping to get back to regular writing this week. Maybe attending Boskone this weekend will help inspire me to get started up again.

About 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 Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.