An e-mail from the publisher has increased my hope substantially! It appears they will publish all four stories in one “volume” (whatever is it called when it’s an ebook?). Bloody marvelous!
The editor will now read the stories again and start going over them. Unbelievably exciting, since it’s actually my first encounter with a real live publisher and his views and comments! Yes, I know, I’m also a publisher, but does that really count?