We received over 150 submissions to Volume 3: Alien and I’m sorry to say that yours was not successful. Believe me, I know how you feel—I submitted my own work under an assumed name and even I didn’t get into this volume. And I run the thing! Two other associate editors also submitted but didn’t make the cut.
This doesn’t mean we’re bad writers, It just means this issue wasn’t the right place for our work. I hope you’ll submit again ( I know I will—I’ll crack this bastard yet!)
So, my story was, “The Accidental Witch: A Shaggy God Story”, set in the Land of Oz (one of three short stories/poems I’ve set there). “Accidental” is what I’d call a novelty story that just hasn’t found the right home yet. I wrote the story specifically for this assignment, so I have The Suburban Review to thank for inspiring me to come up with something original (even if it was set in someone else’s imaginary setting), and something different than I usually write.