An acceptance of my microfiction "Head of the Household" from COTTON XENOMORPH, a magazine I love. (I love the editor-in-chief Chloe N. Clark's poetry and fiction too.)
The micro has been rejected at magazines that are less interesting (in my subjective hierarchy of flash magazines, that is). CX has had the piece since September. In my paranoia, I thought they didn't like it and were hoping I'd withdraw it! I also was sure I'd been rejected by them before, but in fact this is the first time I sent something to them. Always nice to hear something specific in an acceptance: "What a wonderfully written and deeply unsettling piece."
They seem like just the right place for this eerie ekphrastic micro based on Dorothea Tanning's surreal painting "Portrait de famille (Family Portrait."
I haven't heard from them, or seen proofs of my flash "Charcot's Monkey" (probably I won't), but the print journal SONORA REVIEW, long overdue, just posted a tweet saying they're coming soon.