Well as many of you know, awhile back one of my stories was accepted for publication this month in This Mutant Life magazine. I thought I’d come give you all an update on that front, as I know I haven’t mentioned it lately and it is January.
Thus far I haven’t heard anything from the publisher, and I’m afraid this one is going to fall through. With small time magazines of this nature, this is always a possibility. Without proper funding and organization, small publishers quite frequently fall out of business.
With that said, I’m not sure if that is the case with This Mutant Life. I sent an email out in the middle of January asking the editor when the release date was going to be, etc. I have received no word back. Upon checking the website several times, I have seen no updates. And there is no link to click for the picture of this month’s issue.
In my own mind, I have concluded that my story will not be published this month in this particular magazine. I am a little surprised to find that this does not discourage, depress or in any way bring my spirits down. Instead, I am shrugging this one off and waiting to see what happens by the end of this month (which is quickly approaching). My only remaining hope for publication in This Mutant Life is in the fact that this is an Australian magazine and thus the shipping could take longer. But realistically speaking – it looks like “Just a Regular Hero” (the story in question) will soon be submitted to a new publisher.
As I said, I am in no way defeated. This is the name of the game – sometimes things don’t work out. It is enough for me to know that a small time publisher out there at least thought mine was good enough to select, even if they for some reason were unable to carry out the publishing of the story/issue. There are hundreds of open markets out there to which I can go and I am looking forward to a bright future for my writing.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement.