It'll all work out. How? It's a mystery.
Got an email from the editor of the Modern Magic anthology. He informed me that they now have the cover art by David Seidman for display:
Isn't it gorgeous? And what's even better, the editor and the artist want to put together an art book featuring the art from the anthology with a description of the artistic progress involved with each illustration. They also want to include an excerpt from each story to accompany the illustrations, and are paying $.03/word for it. Sweet!! More money for "Souls of Living Wood." Happy.