I saw Cat Rambo at this year’s NORWESCON and, in addition to being an interesting writer, she has an insider’s view of what SF magazines are looking for and how best to approach selling your short fiction.
From Redstone Science Fiction:
“Be persistent. It’s not enough to write, you have to get the stories out and in front of editors. Research markets and find the places that list new ones. Don’t take rejections personally, but get the story right back out there.Work on your craft. Read good stuff and try to figure out what makes it good. Experiment. Get a good writing group where you’re not the most talented one there and learn from critiquing and being critiqued.”
Cat Rambo’s story, The Mermaids Singing Each to Each, is online at Clarkesworld Magazine.