Hi everyone, Just joined the forum and already enjoying reading around, especially the critical reviews. I love writing, in whatever form it comes. As a scientist I have published journal articles, so I know about having your work reviewed by critical others. But I also love writing fiction. So now that I am a stay-at-home mom, I want to develop this side a little. I actually joined this forum because a few weeks ago, on a whim, I decided to submit a SF short story that I was rather proud of to Asimov's. Well, even though I didn't expect anything else, I was still disappointed when it was turned down. But it did bring me to this spot. If I did it wrong, then who can help me get it "write"?? I did have to laugh though. Cogito - Site Moderator - is the spitting image of a one-time digs-mate from my student days who used to collapse into a helpless pile of shivers when one shnuffled in his ear. Anyway, cheers.