Last week, I told you about my dilemma: a short story that was accepted for publication a bit prematurely. Today I found an answer. After writing one of my advisors at grad school, I decided to rewrite the story (including some suggestions from my workshop) and ask the editor to take the new, improved version.
It was a delicate negotiation, but after several emails he agreed to most of the changes. So the story will be coming out in the Summer 2013 edition of Big Pulp.
He seemed to take it as a matter of course. I imagine I’m not the first neurotic writer to demand a last-minute rewrite.
Thanks to Bonnie Jo Campbell for her advice on how to handle it like a pro.