A little about my submission processes...
To finalize my story, I sent it to three very smart readers (thank you!) who made great comments and confirmed that it is ready to go out.
Then I read it aloud to check for any snaggles. Edited those, and changed the beginning a bit to make sure I was starting in a place that would really grab the reader.
And now, I am researching the journals whose work I liked while perusing them in a bookstore and finding... that many of them are not accepting submissions during the summer! POO! At least I have a list of places to send to in the fall
http://www.tinhouse.com/mag/mag_submit.htm (Not accepting til September)http://www.massreview.org/faq.html (Not accepting til October)
http://www.americanshortfiction.org/(Not accepting til September)
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/review/about.html (No info about submissions, but the website is still talking about its Spring issue, so I assume they are not up and running in the summer)
http://www.triquarterly.org/submit.cfm (Not accepting til October)
I also have to find two "nice" rejection letters I got in the past telling me to send more stuff.
I'm hoping, too, that the Lesley folks will start sending out info about placing soliciting for work, so I can add to my list. I'm guessing that too many of these are "reach" publications. But hey, I guess I'll start at the top and work my way down as necessary....
Any lit mags you think I should add to my list? Suggestions welcome.