My story that seems will never find a home has been rejected at Asimov’s and is now off to Clarksworld. There are half a dozen more pro markets that have not yet seen it.
Clarksworld has a list of things they don’t like in their submission guidelines. I am violating two of those prohibited items:
1) “funny” stories that depend on, or even include, puns
2) your trunk stories.
The story has a
humorous sardonic ending, not really a pun, but it is sort of punnish. The story has technically never been trunked, because it has been mostly out getting rejected every since I wrote it about 5 years ago.