So I heard back from one art director and two photo editors this week. No guarantees of work, but at least I'm on their respective radar screens.
I finished off a self-promo that I'd been working on since last October. Originally, it was going to incorporate this shot:
but rotated 90º around to make the large vertical face appear to be a platform. In the end though, after fussing with it for several weeks, putting it down, coming back to it, looking at it from all different perspectives, I realized that simpler was ultimately better. You can see the final image on my flickr page here. For a slightly closer look at the kid on the board, there's a detail section here.