The problem with living like this is that if you don't get a response when you expect it (like, now), you think that it must be for a negative reason - the respondent has died for example, or maybe, and a less extreme example, they just think you had a horrible idea and are now hoping that if they ignore you, you'll go away.
What I'm trying to say is don't be disheartened fellow insects, if you've finally got the guts up to email that publisher/magazine/organisation that you want to get involved with, and it's a few weeks down the line and they still haven't got back to you. They're busy people. If you've had a good idea, they will. You just need to slow it down and be patient.
All of these pics are little peeks from the new collections.