My short story Hole Ridden has been out on submissions for just a little over 2 months.
It's received two rejections, all very nice, but I recently received a third, promising rejection.
More or less they said they can't accept it now, but if I wanted to make it a bit longer and perhaps draw more of a connection between the MC and the otherworldly aspect (the hole) they would be excited to take a look at it again.
Which is, of course, very exciting. Puts me one step closer on the road to publication.
Of course, now I need to figure out how to make it longer and rework it some. I'm not so worried about the reworking, but I am a little intimidated by the "making it longer" aspect. Since I don't make things longer. Ever. I always cut cut cut.
Ah well, hopefully the re-working will lend itself to a longer length. The key is to rework some of the middle without effecting the end and beginning all that much. Especially the end. The pacing is too tight, so any messing around in there could really muck it up.
How's things for everyone else? Anyone have a short out on submission as well?