5/5/07 my story was rejected.
10/07 I found it had been published!
Wrote to editor on 10/24.
It was meanwhile sitting in the slushpile at another magazine. Now it's a reprint whether I like it or not.
I decided to let her have it since she was a paying market and had already rendered it a reprint. I sent an email to the other magazine, stating what happened and that, in the event that like it, it is still available as a reprint.
I still haven't been paid. I asked her to take the story down for repairs. The font size was tiny and she left the underlining instead of switching to italics.
She pulled the blurb off the stories page, along with the link and name of story. Also pulled down the mention and link on the home page. She fixed most of the formatting issues eventually but didn't put the proper story name on the home page and no blurb or anything went back on the stories page. I feel as though my story has been stood in a corner.
No response three emails and more weeks later. Still no payment, either.
I just found out today that the same thing happened to an author of another story in that same issue. She wasn't paid and her story had been rejected, then published as well.
Writer beware! And her magazine is supposed to be part of a blog tour. Yikes! They say that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Will this work for me somehow?