A short story of mine has been accepted by a magazine. There are several other publications that I would prefer that I have submitted to. Should I tell the ones that I prefer that I have been accepted elsewhere and would like them to consider it before I accept.
If you were asked on a date and the person says “Another person said yes, so?”
If you truly like the other one’s more I would wait but then again I advise not applying to publications you don’t like
This is why you DO NOT simultaneously submit stories to multiple mags.
If you do this kind of thing you risk getting blacklisted by editors, because they do communicate. If you try to play one off against the other, it’ll go badly for you. Your story is not being put out to auction.