We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is that your story has made our second round, rarified company that more than 90% of submissions do not reach. While half or more of our second round stories will not ultimately see publication under the DSF rocket, this story has reached the final go/no-go before launch.
The bad news–and I promised you some bad news–is that it will take us time to make that final decision. Expect an additional two weeks or so, but don’t be surprised if it’s a month from today. Thanks for your continued patience, and thanks for sending us this worthy submission.
– Jonathan & Michele, Daily Science Fiction
I’m hopeful that my flash fiction urban fantasy story will get published, but if not – hey, it made it 90% of the way. If there’s something I’ve learned through my freelance career as a writer, it’s this – celebrate every milestone! In something as amorphous as a writing career, it’s easy to feel disheartened by rejection, or the very long response times from editors. Keep at it, and live in hope that your stories will meet the light of day.