According to my Duotrope submissions’ tracker (have I mentioned that Duotrope is the single most useful writers’ resource on the internet? And, no, they don’t pay me – I pay them) I have three stories shortlisted. When Animals Spoke is the third.

Dear Edoardo,

I will admit, your fiction makes me laugh. I enjoy your humor immensely. I’m passing this on to the second round readings.

It will be a few months before the issue is finalized, so your continued patience is appreciated.