I sent off a short autobiographical vignette to an anthology editor years ago. Then I sent to Chicken Soup for the Soul and another anthology. I just got word on Saturday that it will be included in the next volume of Vintage Voices, the last place I sent it. Two days later, I got an email from the first anthology editor. After all those years, the project is going forward and they want my piece. I thought I had to choose. I thought, what rotten timing!
The best news is that I can have my cake and eat it, too! It will appear in both anthologies. :) Vintage Voices should be out in September. No definite date yet on the other.