No doubt, despite their many rejections, I still owe much thanks to editors—who seem to have some sixth sense when I need some cheering up.
Received such an enthusiastic e-mail from Ghoti
yesterday that I couldn't help but smile:
Dear Ms. Ang,
So glad to have you back! We'd love to publish "This Closing Book", "Something Like Blood" and "To That Disquieting Presence . . ." for our Winter issue, which will be up in January. If you're happy with that (clap your hands?) feel free to update your bio and/or send an email confirmation that none of these awesome poems has been picked up by another journal (yet).
All the best!
And today an acceptance note from FRIGG Magazine
. I've sort of given up on that submission (dated 13 June 2005 in my Sentbox) so it's been a terrific surprise. Such a kewl 'zine, too with surreal imagery and layout.
Plus, quite possibly the fastest turnaround time in the history of 'zines (rivaling that of Stride Magazine
): The Argotist
received, accepted and posted my poems at their site yesterday:From a Ouija board
Apostles Outside the Cathedral
Still... my idea, basically, on birthdays remains: