This is LLL. Any problems this month, blame me…not Michael.
This month, logistically, has been less than stellar. My wife and I have had the chance to spend a month and half together traveling, and we took advantage. [We live in separate cities Sept.-Dec. and Feb.-June, so we only get weekends together most of the year.] As such, I’ve been away from home and from Kazka–which has put Michael in a bind since I’m the only one with Kazka email access.
He’s been a true gentleman, but I know it’s been frustrating for everyone.
Thus, last month, though Michael read all the stories, only the folks we accepted for publication this month got a response. Every one else got the ‘silent rejection.’ No email. Nothing. (Though all the stories were diligently read by Michael.) Shitty, I know, but it is what it is.
That was my fault. Not Michael’s. Hanging out with my wife took all of my time.
I am sorry about leaving those of you who expect a response from us–as we do every month–in the dark. This is a two man show, and we do it out of love for the great stories we find. And we do it in our free time. (Michael more artfully than I.)
So, every so often, I’ll drop the ball. It’s always me. Never Michael.
In an effort to change this, we’re shifting our submission address to email@example.com. We’ll check both for a while, but then we’ll shift over fully to firstname.lastname@example.org so that Michael has access to the account and can reply at will (instead of praying that I’m able to). You can submit to either address for at least the next two issues.
It’ll be better for everyone this way.
So, to close, I apologize for dropping the ball with rejection letters this month (and a delayed issue).
My wife is more important to me than anything, and sometimes everything else falls away.
I’m not apologizing for that part.
L. Lambert Lawson