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I heard from John Betancourt of Wildside Press last night. He accused me of threatening him and Douglas Draa with a lawsuit if they didn't publish my story, and demanded an apology before he would discuss the matter. I responded by reminding him that this whole mess began when Mr. Draa violated the contract and that I was just reserving my right to pursue legal action to force compliance if all other options failed. I also made several good-faith offers to try to resolve the issue.

This morning Mr. Betancourt offered his apologies for misinterpreting my emails and offered to place my story in a different venue if I wished. I also received an email from Mr. Draa in which he apologized for losing his temper and offered to print my story in issue #31, the first of the relaunch. I accepted both offers, so my story will be published in Weirdbook after all.

Of course, Weirdbook and Wildside Press are almost certainly closed markets to me now, but if this experience teaches them to be more circumspect with their writers, then it will be worth it. And I get my bragging rights back!

I strongly suspect that what changed their attitudes was that Mr. Betancourt spoke with his lawyer(s), and they advised him that I had a strong case and that he should settle. Whether that's true, since all I wanted was for them to honor the contract, I felt no desire to punish them. Indeed, I would rather try to preserve professional goodwill whenever and wherever I can in situations like this.

In any event, I will let you all know when the issue becomes available in case you're interested.

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Shannonandklara Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
happy birthday XD
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TeamGirl-Differel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
...happy birthday to you sir...=3
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TeamGirl-Differel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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Shannonandklara Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
merry christmas XD
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:iconteamgirl-differel:
TeamGirl-Differel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
The Season's Greetings to you and yours!
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Shannonandklara Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Happy birthday XD
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TeamGirl-Differel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hey, thanks!

We'd've said something sooner, but I gave Eile her present last night, and boy! Was she grateful!!
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Shannonandklara Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
hehehe I think its best if I don't know :P

and I just sent you an email.
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TeamGirl-Differel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
In reply to your email:

Sure! You can have a threesome with us anytime! You can also invite Shannon, too!
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m4kian Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for the fave:)
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TeamGirl-Differel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Yer welcome!
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neonpink98 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
hello :)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving my work!:)
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TeamGirl-Differel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yer welcome!
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Sasazaki47 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ty
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TeamGirl-Differel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yer welcome!
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
...a very happy birthday to you sir....=3
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TeamGirl-Differel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! But actually, it's Eile's birthday. Kevin's won't be until the 27th.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional
I appreciate the watch!
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