I ordered a copy of Glimmer Train a couple weeks ago. I've been looking forward to reading it for quite some time (long story short, I thought I ordered it about 6 weeks ago only to remember a month later I didn't...).
Finally! Today, it arrived! I was psyched! I made a cup of coffee, went outside and sat to read it...
That was about it. The stories are VERY well done and amazingly well written. I also realized that there's no way the story I submitted will make it there.
Why? Well, it's not well written enough. And? Well, each of the first four stories I read in it seem to be themed around death, depression and loneliness. That's not me at all. Not in my life or my writing. Maybe it was just this one. I don't really know. I'm not going to spend another $14 to find out. I'm still debating on whether or not to even read the last couple stories in it.
Oh well, time to find another magazine!!