Glass Half Empty Update

On top of a spate of rejections, daily toil on my interminable sci-fi novel draft, near insanity from the upcoming election, and general ennui from lockdown and musical performance limbo, today I was informed that my story, Elf Houses, which the editors of the Doubleback Review wanted to nominate for the Best of the Net anthology, is not eligible for nomination because pieces for the anthology must have first appeared during the calendar year in which they are nominated.

Phooey.

I remain grateful to the editors for their appreciation of the story, but in my current context, this definitely feels like a glass-half-empty moment.

Thanks for reading.

Photo credit: Sealle, Glass half full or half empty. 3 Aug. 2017. Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 4.0.