I got an email this afternoon that put a smile on this weary writer’s face:
Dear MissM ,
Great news! Your submission has been accepted for entry on the short-story.net website. Now you can get your work seen by the world! The unique address to your work is:
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email.
It was sort of a given, since it’s a short story archive that doesn’t seem to have many stipulations but it was a place to start! *claps*