I wasn’t part of the flood, but I sent a submission to Fantasy & Science Fiction. My first one. They have a quick turn-around time and they’re first-tier, so they’re a good choice to start with.
I wore out K’s patience at the post office, what with weighing the envelope and the envelope with the other envelope in it and then feeding like a dozen bills into the machine to buy 2 books of stamps. It cost 63 cents for the return envelope and 87 cents to send the whole thing. That’s a total of 1.50. Next time I’ll just use a business envelope for the reply, but for the first one, I sort of wanted to see the whole thing go out and back. Maybe it’ll be worth money someday! Maybe the 1.50 it cost to send the whole thing.
So.. now I wait.