Alas, it's been just over six months since I sent a couple of art queries out, and the only thing I've received back was a message from one of the two venues queried confirming receipt of my query and stating they will review my online portfolio and get back to me. I assumed at the time that such a response was a version of "don't call us, we'll call you", and now I'm more convinced than ever that I was correct in that assumption.
In case anyone wonders why I have decided to take
a hiatus from publications for a while, it's because of experiences
like this. Why continue spinning my wheels in the realm of publications
when I can sell my art on merchandise? Why keep going down the path of
art for publications and take two steps back for every step forward
when I can make steadier progress creating art for items in my stores?
The buying public appreciates my art even if certain editors do not!