Yeah, I sold a short story…to Nature, the venerable and influential scientific journal, for their weekly Futures series. I’m extremely happy about this. If even 1/1000 of the 60,000 subscribers read my story, it will be more people than have ever read any other story of mine. And they’re paying me $130. It’s my first professional sale.
One thing you can say for Nature’s fiction editor, they definitely get back to you fast. It was six days from submission to sale. I doubt they’re that fast with scientific papers. But…to sum up…yay.