I've written two, complete LGBT short stories & have sent them to some United States literary magazines such as TriQuarterly, the Chicago Review, the New Yorker, and others. I have been fairly unsuccessful with my attempts, but I believe it is not all bad news. With a few of the magazines I applied to, I received personalized rejection letters from the fiction/short story heads. (I don't, I could just be reading into this) They specifically said that my theme was important, but just wasn't right for them. Am I right in assuming this means that they don't want LGBT work in the literary magazine? Or is this really just a default response. The Chicago Review even went so far as to suggest a feminist magazine for my work. I'm just a little confused on what my next steps are if I want to publish these short stories.