Shimmer have recently moved to paying pro rates. I'm actually surprised that their subs have doubled, as Shimmer has an excellent reputation and is consistently rated very highly amongst my writing friends.
30 acceptances in an estimated 10,000 subs, or 1 in 333.
Is that discouraging? Maybe. But what encourages me is that two of my writing buddies have had recent acceptances for Shimmer. Congratulations again, Cate and Milo.
And if they can do it, then maybe just maybe ... the odds be damned.