Well. There's no help for it. I'm just going to have to flee to Cuba and be the "Ball Busting Writer In Exile".
To put it another way - the EuA didn't want to publish Gisei because it was "too violent". Anyone who knows the content of the EuA will be at least mildly surprised. Considering the things I've read there, I was. But, there you have it.
I'm not particularly upset at this - I can post just about anything I want on my own blog, and I actually find it kinda cool that my story is "too hot" for the tepid jellyfish who run the EuA. After all, the violence in Gisei is actually rather superficial. The beheading in the first section is implied, not explicit, and there is only one line in the second part where non-testicular violence is depicted: "A bullet ripped through Tom's left temple and splattered his brains all over the wall." Other than that, the violence is all BB.
Ball busting and testicle torture really can't exist without violence, so I'm not sure what to make of it all.
Anywho, just know that, if you read Gisei, you're reading banned material. Kinda cool, no?
!!!UPDATE: My term as a misunderstood artist was short-lived. EuA apparently changed their minds. I guess i'll just have to commit suicide to regain my cache and street-cred. Now . . . where did I put that butter knife . . .?