It was nice to see my first book review published in Hub magazine - Robert Buettner's 'Orphanage'. I've another one I need to write, and then have Charles Stross's 'Halted State' to follow. Watch this space - or rather Hub's space.
This year I achieved another first - having a single story rejected twice by one magazine. I submitted the story back in October last year, queried early this year to no effect, queried the query and got a rather terse response saying they no longer had the story and I should therefore assume rejection. Author retreats, mildly miffed, only to receive a mailed rejection in August for the same story, using my pre-paid and addressed envelope enclosed with the original submission. Author responds with a gay heart thanking the editors and commenting they must have really hated it to reject it twice, though in fact more than a little disappointed by this behaviour from a pro-rate market.
My next submission is rejected within seven days. Result!