Yesterday was a pretty good day for me as a newbie author. About 3 1/2 months after its initial acceptance, I got the pleasure of seeing Mabel's Mission appear on Mad Scientist Journal. Working with MSJ has been great, probably my most positive experience in writing so far--even though they rejected one of the three works I sent them. I guess two outta three ain't bad ;-)
I also received another acceptance yesterday, this one from the flash-fiction site 365 tomorrows. This site posts a new flash fiction story on their site every day, and they will be publishing my flash piece A Swirl of Chocolate at some point in the hopefully-not-too-distant future, date TBD. Communication with 365 tomorrows hasn't been quite as smooth as MSJ, but another acceptance always makes me smile.