The other day when I was unpacking my collection of Asimov’s and Analog magazines, it occurred to me that I’d never submitted a story to either, and I couldn’t think of a single good reason for this. So I did. Why not? The worst that can happen is that it gets rejected, in which case I’ll try again with another story.
Should it be accepted, however, I’ll be both humbled and grateful for the opportunity to occupy space in the pages of a magazine that has hosted a great many brilliant writers that have inspired me throughout my life.