I made a promise. Stood my ground. Avoided temptation to display my impatience on my precious blog. As of Tuesday, my silent stance is over. The official verdict is been rendered:
I'd like to thank you for your submission to Shroud. Unfortunately it was not selected for a second read nor for publication at this time.
We have very limited space at Shroud and I truly wish I could publish and pay for more stories than I currently accept but it's just not an option. Please do not consider this a "rejection" of your work, but more of a "we'll have to pass for now".
In most cases, we try to offer a personlized response to submissions. If you have not received one, then please accept our sincere apologies for the impersonal nature of this note.
You can read why you did not receive a personlized response here: http://bit.ly/9dG5Am
Thank you for entrusting your creative work with Shroud. We hope to hear from you again in the near future.
Editor & Publisher
Shroud Publishing LLC
There's the kick in the coffin that I needed to make this week just so perfect. Can't say that I'm surprised. Oh, there were prayers for an acceptance but the rejection was expected. Oh well. The parades, fireworks and chickens in bunny suits will have to wait a little longer, I guess.
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