I just got a "maybe" acceptance for "Dark Epiphany" from Peridot Books for their next publication. The editor really liked the story but, for some unspecified reason, it was a "maybe." The top eight "maybes" get published. So, I think "maybe" is just the first cut. He has asked to keep it until the end of the cycle. I, of course, have accepted this and have asked if there were any edits I could do to push it from "maybe" to "yes!" I'll know at the beginning of February. I'm happy!