I've just received an email from Bewildering Stories that they've accepted Meadow Guide for publication, though it will most likely have a different title. I'm so excited as the magazine is one of my top wish list places to have a story.
Meadow Guide was one of my stories that started life as a dream and follows Georgia through a surreal walk. The original version of it appeared in the Editor Unleashed/Smashwords writing contest last year. Its reception was not well received and barely got 3 stars from reviewers.
It was very disappointing to me and I took my baby down and tucked it in a corner for months. After working on other things, getting many other rejections, and overall thickening my skin to the industry I took it back out.
With fresher and more experienced eyes I read through the story and realized it needed work. Lots of work. I rolled up my sleeves and got to revising. I was really proud of the finished product.
The Editor and Coordinating Editor were awesome to work with and made great editing/revision suggestions that completely sent the piece to another level than even my own revisions could take it.
I'm so proud of Meadow Guide and of being accepted to the magazine. I'll let you know when it's up, which will be in summer sometime, and will keep you posted on the new title for the piece (as soon as I can come up with it).
Good writing all!