Tuesday, March 6, 2001
Milestones and good news...
I sold a poem, "A Gardener Betrayed By Roses", to Strange Horizons. That's my first poetry sale. It was also the first time an editor asked me for revisions; she basically rewrote the last line for me, and hers is better, I think.
I got an Alas-less rejection from GVG! In email! Five days after I sent the manuscript by air mail from Switzerland. He writes of "The Death Trap of Dr. Freezo" that it's funny ("the comic material... is great"), but that he's published "several stories in the past few years updating superheroes" and that "there isn't enough plot or character development in this one." Fair enough, but I think it's as long as it can be, given what it is. I think it goes to a cluster of literary markets that take simultaneous submissions next -- Glimmer Train, Ploughshares, Zoetrope...
And finally, "The Ant King" is finally scheduled. It will be out in F&SF in July.
The Little Weasel has had lots of visitors lately. First our friend Terri came from America, bringing with her a frighteningly bizarre but very effective toy thing. Nik also came to visit. So did Räggi, who is here playing with Aviva in the kitchen while Bonbo the dragon, having flown in from the other room, circles jealously around their heads. Here she is with her cousin Seraphina. Aviva looks like a demon child in these two pictures, but that's just the light. Really. Her DNA are fine.