Interzone has just accepted my science fiction short story "The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain." I don't know which issue the story will be in, but as a long-time admirer (and now subscriber) of the British magazine, I'm really excited about this.
In case anyone is interested in how the submission process works, in this case I submitted the story during Interzone's May e-mail submission period. Editor Jetse de Vries kept a running dialogue on how the submission process was going on Interzone's forum and in his blog. Evidently 500 stories were submitted, of which he sent 17 to the other editors. I'm not sure how many of those 17 will be accepted, but it's likely less than half or a third. If I'd known those numbers beforehand, I think I'd have been too intimidated to submit anything. Who says ignorance isn't bliss. :-) A big thanks to Jetse, Andy and the other Interzone editors for accepting my story. Coming on the heels of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show publishing my story "Rumspringa," 2007 is shaping up to be a decent publication year.