The downside to submitting stories to potential markets electronically is that you can get rejected pretty damn fast. The upside to submitting electronically is that you can get rejected fast, so you’re not sitting for three months, wondering.
Neo-Opsis didn’t want “Outside, Looking In”. Apparently the story was too sneaky and underhanded:
[It] seems to be done in an artsy style that keeps the reader guessing about what is really happening. This style can make it difficult for some readers to get into a story. Often readers need some thread to hold onto, something they can understand and relate to, that will take them through the unusual.
Well, that’s kind of my style. I like to play my cards close to my vest, as they say.
Oh well. On to the next one.
Later—Submitted to Son & Foe. Hopefully it goes well…