I got the rejection letter from Chris Cevasco at Paradox today regarding "Such Great Faith." It was a standard form letter but had a couple of handwritten paragraphs on it. The first reads: "I enjoyed this very much-- so much so that I very seriously considered accepting it for publication-- but on a second read I decided that it didn't stand out quite enough for me." The second was a personal apology for taking as long as he did to respond. I had assumed it was because the story was getting a serious look and it turns out I was right. Chris is an excellent editor and runs a very good magazine. It's very likely that I will submit these Roman stories to him at some time in the future.
For now, I will submit 'Faith' to its next market: Haruah