The final decision about whether or not it will be published has not yet been made, but the fiction editor said that he and his team really liked my piece and that it was definitely being considered for their upcoming issue. I made all of the edits they asked me to make (more or less), and I should find out within the next couple of months whether it makes the final cut.
I’m really very excited, and not just because this is the first piece I’ve ever submitted for publication. It’s pretty good feedback that a story I really just wrote as a character building exercise for my current dystopian novel is being considered by a literary magazine for publication.
Let’s see how this goes, shall we?