Just a couple of days into my bereavement leave, I got an e-mail from a publication called Monsters and the Monstrous saying they have accepted my short story about Medusa for publication. woo-HOOO! This is even cooler (in a way) than the other story being accepted. This was the FIRST one I had submitted for publication, and it was submitted in JUNE, a few months before the Women in Horror Annual entry was. I had e-mailed them a couple of months ago asking if they had reached a decision yet and was told they were still "in process", so I figured my story was toast, and moved on. Imagine my delight to hear from them!
I have NO idea when it will come out, as all the submissions will, of course, have to be edited. But just knowing that I scored this one as well makes it fine with me, whenever it gets published!
This is the statue of Medusa that gave me the inspiration for my story; I have it sitting on top of my stereo in my 'parlor'. Awesome, isn't she?