I’m calling this one.
The submission guidelines indicate that if the agency is interested they respond pretty quickly, otherwise they don’t bother. Six weeks is outside the limits of ‘pretty quickly’, even by publishing industry standards, so I’m adding another red streak to my collection (see Hugo at the right »).
I did manage to write another story featuring my humorous curmudgeon (RAPTURE, a companion piece to RAVENOUS) and have begun shipping it out for consideration. It’s new on the Rejection Counter, as is the latest submission of RAVENOUS, which I sent off to a reputable contest. Wait and see…