Remember the queryI mentioned to y’all a while back? Short story shorter, I had a story that looked like it would fit an anthology, but it was a reprint and they only wanted new material. I queried, and they invited me to submit it. A couple of days ago, I got an email from the publisher that my story is on the short list for consideration of being included in the anthology.
That doesn’t mean acceptance is guaranteed or anything, but the moral of this story continues to be — it never hurts to query. The worst they can say is no, and you might end up with good results you never truly expected!