I am horrified. One of the things I love about ILLUMINATION is its diversity. In writers and editors.
The wealth of experience and opinion, culture and outlook this brings is gold. For a world traveller, it is like having a meal with friends in a different city three times a day. I love it.
The authenticity, the writing-from-the-heart, the genuine truth of some writers shines out. It is not confected, it is real. These are subjects that I care about, and you should too, is what they are telling me.
Zora needs to rethink what they are about. Ignoring and rejecting a writer of your ability is like smacking themselves in the face with a bucket of bricks.