Feeling decidedly blah today. No reason, just out of sorts, I guess.
So this isn’t a total downer of a post, here’s a couple closeups of Hobkin. Sleeping, of course:
Received a 136-day pleasant personal rejection from Cricket that nevertheless took the wind out of my sails. The editor was complimentary: “It is well written (from you, how could it not be?) but . . .” It stings worse getting rejected from a place I’ve sold to in the past. Apparently they bought something similar for Spider recently. Now I have to try to find another market that might be interested in a 1700-word re-telling of the Chinese creation myth. My editor did comment that my middle-grade novel is “still getting additional reads” there. I hope that’s a good thing. At least it means it’s still under consideration.
Mailed out the next Cricket story in my submissions-in-waiting queue.
Aaawww! *kisses Hobkin’s nose*
Is it true that Cricket and Cicada are Asian-centric? If so, I have a story in mind for Cicada…
“Is it true that Cricket and Cicada are Asian-centric?“
Asian-centric? I wouldn’t call them that, as such. They seem to be very open to multicultural works, though. I think they frequently have themes which feature various world cultures. I’ve had the best luck with them with my multicultural stories, but the first sale I made to them (to Cicada) was straight white bread science fiction.
Breakdown of stories I sold to them and their cultural flavor:
African – 1
Japanese – 2
Chinese – 1
Western – 1
Indian (not Native American) – 2
Their website might give a better idea of the styles of fiction they publish.
thx Eugie…very helpful and encouraging!
I totally want a skunk!