Got an email rejection from overseas today. Damn, as Maxwell Smart used to say, missed it by this much:
"We always look forward to reading a new submission from you, so thanks for sending on "The Devil We Know". It's well written and intriguing, and we've come to expect. But I'm afraid we'll have to pass on this one too, the best of luck in finding it a home elsewhere, and DO keep submitting to..."
Jeez. That's still encouraging.
Back to what is already a novelette, "Dispatches from the Troubles".