My Blake Morrison Story Has Been Cherry Picked At ABC Tales

The Day I Asked Blake Morrison If He Raced Pigeons has been Cherry Picked by the editors at ABCTales. It’s funny that my Life Writing MA has become the subject of my life writing.  I submitted an earlier version online to which seems to be the online incarnation of Bloomsbury. They pay £100 per story published. Sadly, it was rejected. I’m not surprised. Then I tried Dave Egger’s great online venture, McSweeney’s, but they too rejected it. Perhaps there are too many English cultural references in it, but only in a Wallace and Gromit way I thought. Maybe McSweeney’s is also part of the establishment. Why should a story attacking the establishment be published by the establishment? So, not out of desperation, but out of a desire to share my work, I posted it everywhere I could.