thanks. i just sent the guy the .doc file today. its one thing to put up your own stuff in a blog, but when someone else wants to publish, all of a sudden a decent story seems horrible. The version i sent to revenant isnt altered very much, maybe ten words total. But just getting published provokes one to take a second look.
Also, I am appliying for a grant for the Brooklyn Arts Council and having a published piece will be good for that too.