Some months ago, Zoetic Press put a call out for submissions to their award-winning journal NonBinary Review (issue no. 23: Apocalypse). I took up the challenge and birthed myself a little ripper . . . ‘The Seven Letters of a Perfect Apocalypse’. I was chuffed with it but, sadly, it was left sitting on the sidelines.
I have a spreadsheet where rejections show sombre as a sluggish grey-blue and acceptances dazzle with their bright yellow. When Zoetic Press contacted me and asked if my piece was still looking for a home, it gave me great joy to say yes and turn blue into yellow.
‘The Seven Letters of a Perfect Apocalypse’ will now be published in the mid-December edition of NonBinary Review. The ‘Heathentide Orphans’ edition is specifically for pieces that did not find a home in other issues. I have to say, I am proud of my piece and I am looking forward to seeing it sitting amongst other dazzling orphans, all of us shining in our sequins and tap-shoes. I hope some of you will order a copy and tell me what you think.
Moral of the story – don’t take rejection personally and rejoice for the orphans who find a home.