Late last night I got the rejection email from the Aussies at Andromeda. It provided the obligatory apologies and reassurances that if I made it this far through their system that my piece is sure to find a home somewhere. I appreciate that bit of uplifting encouragement – but I’m left wondering what to do next.
While Andromeda was a reputable magazine, it was not exactly my market. I don’t mean that they publish a different type of science fiction than I write, I mean that I live in the United States and though there are many similarities in the two cultures, an Australian won’t necessarily read “Pushing Daisy” the same way an American would.
Do I write a new story? Do I rework my two existing stories? Do I abandon short material and devote more time to my novels? Right now, I’m not sure.
I think I need your help.
Shortly, I will post both “Pushing Daisy” and “In Which the Automaton Finds Peace” here and I will password protect both. If you’d really like to help me out, comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll give you the password. I’m only keeping these up for a short time, so let me know pretty quick.
I’d like to get some further feedback on these two pieces before I push them along to additional publications.