in the mailbox yesterday there was a rejection letter from the Center for American Places which was my #1 choice -- they like the desert book but think that 100+ color plates makes it prohibitively expensive (it would be pretty expensive). So, rejection and woe. But there was also a copy of the German magazine ART which gave me two pages. So, we plod along, like boats in the night. Since I already have a decent proposal written for the desert book, I'll send it out again and we'll see what happens. If I exhaust reasonable possibilities, I'll just do it as a blurb book so y'alls can get a copy.