Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Here's Some TAR

From The Adirondack Review (TAR) in this morning's mailbox:


You are receiving this email because you submitted work to The Adirondack Review's 2008 Fulton Prize for Short Fiction. This year, Gregory Downs, Ph.D., assisted the fiction staff by serving as a guest judge. Gregory is an Assistant Professor at City College of New York and the author of the short story collection Spit Baths, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award.

In addition to selecting a winner, we have chosen three stories as finalists for the prize. Congratulations to Melody Feldman for her story "Pie", the winner of the contest. Congratulations also to Steve Mitchell for "Dandelion", Michele Ruby for "Skip and Harold", and Richard Stanford for "The Postcard." These are the three finalist stories.

Melody, Steve, Michele, and Richard will have their stories published in the Fall, 2008 Issue of The Adirondack Review. They will also be entitled to cash prizes, which will be disbursed upon publication of the issue.

Thank you all again for being a part of The Adirondack Review's 2008 Fulton Prize for Short Fiction.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Editor, The Adirondack Review

Managing Editor, Black Lawrence Press

So cheerful, right? This is the first actual rejection I've gotten from TAR though I have sent in stories. They appear not to send out rejection letters unless you are in the contest and paying the money.  Otherwise, you just kind of figure it out for yourself that you are not being published in their online tome.


Elizabeth said...

Man, thanks for the wave-off; I had added them to my next-round submission list, but if they are unresponsive, everybody sing along, they don't deserve my work.

And assuming you're not Melody, Steve, Michele or Richard, let me just say, sucks.

puc said...

check it out, over at Poetry Foundation:

puc said...

here you go, the rest of it: