Happy Candlemas to one and all! Hope everyone had a fun and festive Imbolic.
Matthew regaled me with stories of his adventures in Utah. He got in to see Neil Gaimen's Mirror Mask at SunDance, and then went up to talk to him and get his contact information. He got to rub elbows with celebrities; I got iced in with a skunk by a freak winter storm. Humph.
Received an 11-day "nice writing here but . . . " from JJA of F&SF. Sigh. Once upon a time I got alases from GVG.
Also received my corrected honorable mention certificate for "Gifts Not Asked For" from the WoTF folks.
Re-writing commences apace on the huli jing tale. Two passes. Good progress. Ready to send it out to mroctober in a couple days, I believe. And it made britzkrieg and aimeempayne cry, woohoo! Actually, I'm gratified to hear that it elicited that response from several critters. Always love it when I wrench an emotional response from my readers.
Been doing a lot of Tangent stuff. I assume it'll be less time intensive down the road, but right now it's taking up most of my free waking hours.
Club 100 for Writers
Go check my post a couple weeks back where I talk about him not having a bio-engineered, karaoke singing dinosaur hold his interest.
The man HAS NO SENSE OF HUMOR. And talking to some other reader/writers - the "seriousness" of the magazine lately is NOT going unnoticed. Because GVG DOES have a sense of humor.
I don't know if your rejection is proof that JJA has no sense of humor, but it does fit a pattern I've perceived based on other snippets of info. I don't actually read the magazine, but I've heard that "dark fantasy" is "in," there and elsewhere -- even though the submission guidelines state that the magazine welcomes humor.
My story was not humor, per se, but it was very, very quirky.
Are people canceling subscriptions because of the magazine's "seriousness"?