Around 8:30 tonight I sent off a bit of nanofiction entitled “Warehouses and All” to Beechwood Review, hoping to hear from them in 1-2 weeks. I went to the grocery and when I returned about 9:15 I checked my e-mail to find that it had already been accepted. The editor, Richard Heby, commented “Touching, sharp, very good Phil! I’ll accept it for issue 2.”
The story is based on a story told to me by the assistant agricultural attache to Sudan (though the story is set in Somalia), when I happened to meet her on a tour to the temple of Luxor, when I was stationed at the US embassy in Cairo in 1989. “Warehouses and All” was first published in Six Sentences (www.sixsentences.blogspot.com) on September 22, 2009.
I do not know when issue 2 will come out, but issue 1 was for Summer, 2015. I assume issue 2 will be out soon.
Many thanks to Mr. Heby for accepting my work.