Tuesday, June 14, 2016

a poem 'Anagapesis' in The Literary Nest, and a 'queer' story by Queer Ink

A poem 'Anagapesis' has been accepted for The Literary Nest. The issue will appear in mid-July 2016. Thanks to the recent Helter Skelter listings through which I got to know about The Literary Nest and several other journals! The word 'Anagapesis' means "falling out of love", or losing the sense of affection for someone or something once loved. My poem questions whether this Anagapesis is possible at all. :-)

The next bit of news is that... well Queer Ink publishers publish errrm, queer stuff. LGBTQIA. They are currently working on a few anthologies of queer short fiction. I am copy-pasting below the mail I received from them. :-)

Congratulations, Shruti!

We are delighted to inform you that your story, 'The Trial', has been selected for Queer Ink's next anthology! Before we proceed, we request you to inform us if you have submitted this story to other publishing houses.

We really liked the storyline and found the characters interesting and complex. The other two stories you sent, 'A Corridor Moment' and 'Dream Desires', were clearly connected to 'The Trial' with the same characters and continuing plot. We thought it best if all three stories could be combined into one, with 'The Trial' being the main setting and the other two stories forming a part of the narrative, maybe as flashbacks or even narrative back and forths. 

We would love to work with you to further refine the story for publication. Do let us know if you are willing to work with our editor to make possible revisions and rewrites.

Thank you for sharing your story with us. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration. 

Thanks and regards, 
Queer Ink Editorial Panel

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