I heard on a query I sent to Romance Writers Report last week. My first query was rejected because the magazine recently did the pitch I suggested and I was invited to query again. I did and my idea was accepted! I should have my first romance/trade credit appearing next fall in RWR. I'm excited! The piece isn't due until July 5 so I'll have plenty of time to thoroughly research it and make sure it's exactly what RWR wants.
My article and essay class workshopped our first two pieces today. Both were vastly different- one was about race and how it feels to receive a minority scholarship and the other was about a night at a club. My piece isn't about either of those things and I deliever it into students' hands on Thursday. Today's workshoppers were reamed (some with harsh comments) but they seemed to take it well and were determined to revise their pieces.
Cross your fingers for me! ;)