In a comment to the post in which I proclaimed the Shimmer Pirate Issue open to submissions, Danny Adams wrote:
This is a hypothetical question for me, but others might be wondering:
If you turned down a pirate story for F&SF, is it still all hands hoay for Shimmer?
That’s a good question, and here’s the answer: If I turned down a pirate story submitted to F&SF, I’d say don’t bother submitting it to Shimmer*. If Gordon, on the other hand, rejected your pirate story, by all means do send it to me. After all, if Gordon rejected it, there’s a good chance** I saw it first and passed it up to him, and so theoretically that means I would have liked it.
If anyone else has any other questions, please feel free to use this as an open thread to fire away.
*Unless, of course, it’s been so drastically revised and improved that you feel it’s substantially changed as a story.
**I say a “good chance” because there are, of course, submissions Gordon looks at automatically (i.e., they don’t pass through the slush), so of course any stories like that are welcome too.