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March 30, 2000

Back From Other Worlds

Hello, I'm back, finally. Got back from Europe Saturday. Have a lovely time, thanks for asking. Caught a cold thanks to the Dutch insistence on riding bicycles everywhere, even in the rain in 40 degree weather. My sleep patterns are also completely screwed up now, thanks to jetlag and time differential - I'm crashing hard at 9:30pm(!) and waking up at 4am, wide awake and ready to go. This goes against everything I believe in, but it might prove useful when Daylight Savings kicks in, so I'm not complaining too much. After that I've been catching up on work - I and my two fellow instructors graded no less than 720 assignments in three days, just so we could return them to the students on Wednesday. It seemed fair - they'd turned them in about a month ago, and some of them were starting to grumble.

I've heard from some of you who requested postcards that you did indeed get them (whew!). Those of you who requested cards from Poland (and you know who you are) haven't gotten them yet, I'm sure, since Poland was the last place on the trip and it seems to take anywhere from two weeks to a couple months for something to make it out of there. We'll see.

The mail front is, as always, slow. But I did get some good news: I sold some poetry to Electric Wine (they'll appear in July), got a rewrite request from Planet Relish (my first such request), and most startling of all, a thoughtful handwritten rejection from Interzone, with commentary on what worked and what didn't. Foo!

So, that's it. What's up with you?

March 03, 2000

Absolute No

Well, not absolutely no. They did say send more, which is nice to hear. A 31 day rejection from Absolute Magnitude.

March 01, 2000

Rejection From Winedark Sea

A 36 day email rejection from Winedark Sea, an Australian based ezine. One of the nicest I've received (a new trend in my rejections, which for a while there were pretty darn impersonal).

Well, the postcard contest is now officially closed. If you're a winner (and you know who you are), look forward to receiving one in the mail in the next month or so. Maybe sooner, maybe later, depending on the mails - I've heard they're a little irregular in Poland.