Almost a year ago at the Anhinga Writers' Studio Workshop, I took a series of short story classes taught by Lauren Groff. They were fabulous, and right there in the conference room I started a story. By October, I thought it was ready to send out. In November, I saw that it wasn't really and worked more. During February, I sent it to The Fourth River, and today they accepted it. In writing world time, this all went quite quickly.
The Fourth River wants "writings that are richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity, or that reflect upon or make use of landscape and place in new ways ."
This is exactly what I try to do.