I received an email from 34th Parallel. It was a nasty email responding to my request for three free books. This is only the second time I requested this. They said I signed a sort of contract, which I never did. In it, according to them, was the reason they would only give me one free copy of the magazine.
This is very uncommon. No other magazine I’ve dealt with has a contract. My book had a contract, but no short story that has been published has had a contract.
In my opinion, they are thinking of someone else. I will never again submit a short story to 34th Parallel Magazine.
Since they took my story, A Man in the Hat, off of their online magazine, I’ve begun to submit it to other magazines.
Now it’s wait and see.
My fictions have appeared in numerous publications, including Saturday Evening Post, New Millenniums Writings, Blue Earth Review, Micro Monday, R-KV-R-Y, Funny in Five Hundred, Blue Lake Magazine, Adanna Literary, Dying Dahlia Review, Off the Rocks, and others. The News was on stage at a Chicago Theater. I was a recipient of a fellowship and grant from the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose, and two of stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Also, my book of my stories will be published by Atmosphere Press fairly soon.