They could not tell me for sure whether they would use it or not.
I patiently waited for about a month for the new monthly edition to hit the shelves. On Friday I saw a Facebook update from Photography Monthly, the October edition was out! So I scrambled.. and found a PDF version of the mag online and paced the floor as I waited for the download to finish.
I started at the bottom, figuring the reader's gallery would be near the end. Scrolling up from page 108 I was losing hope. But getting closer to the top I finally saw other Reader's images and knew I was in the right spot. Still no familiar image though, and I had pretty much given up all hope.
But then, at the very beginning of the Reader's Gallery, on page 17.. there was MY image! MINE! I took that!
They had the camera information incorrect, and also had my twitter handle wrong... but it was still MINE!
What a clever chicken.
Naturally the 2 newsagents I tried were dead ends, so I have ordered it online and am now waiting for it to arrive in the flesh.
I am linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT (I blog on Tuesdays).