1st Story Accepted in 2012

Wow, look at this shit, it appears I may be on a roll, people. Two accepted short stories in two months! すごい,な?Whether this is part of a new trend or whether it's the last acceptance I'm gonna get for years, either way, I'm fucking ecstatic to get a piece accepted in Quarter After Eight. I've been sending them stories since 2006 + this is a small major victory for me. Also, considering how great the innovative writing is in QAE + how QAE has published well-known writers like David Shields, Steven Millhauser, John D'Agata,, I'm flattered to be a contributor of that journal. Anyway, here's the acceptance email:

Hi Jackson,

Thanks once again for your patience. Also, I'm glad to say that we
have room for "Kothar" in our next issue due out in February. It's a
piece we all enjoyed reading and are excited to feature in QAE.

Now we need you to provide an electronic signature to the attached
contract by typing in your name and send it back. Also, please attach
a .doc copy of the piece. Finally, we need a brief biographical
statement that you can include in the body of the email.

I'm glad this worked out.



Payment is a contributor's copy of the issue your in.

Good (and by That I Mean, Upsetting) Rejection from Quarter After 8

Thank you for sending us [your story.] Although the editors have decided not to include your latest submission in the upcoming issue, we would like you to know that your work was considered as a finalist for volume 15. As a large percentage of submissions we receive do not make it past our initial readers, we hope that you will be encouraged to send more work our way during our next reading period (beginning Oct. 15, 2008).

We look forward to reading more.


The Editors of Quarter After Eight