Wednesday, May 27, 2009

When In Doubt Quote the Bible

Here's a variation on the theme: A rejection slip contest.  It was held in 1993-94, so it's too late to submit now.  Not sure what Lit House is; maybe a college literary review?  Anyway, if you're interested, call Katie at 778-8162 or Rachel at extension 8637.  Let me know what they say.

5 comments:

the next sensation... said...

As an unrelated question, I wonder if any of you know why, say, the VQR (to pick one example) sends out rejections anywhere from 25 days to 90 days. These are all form rejections. I guess my thinking is that if you are using an electronic submission process, there is really no logic at all for a rejection to come out that much later than another--especially if they are both form. I could understand it if the 90 day one was personal, but generally these aren't. This seems to happen across the board. Anyone know why? Why is there such a time discrepancy?

Also, why do I get any rejections at all when my work is so damn good?

Anonymous said...

many big name journals do batch rejections, so all the submissions from a 6-8 week period get sent out the same day, or over the next several days. that can explain some of the gaps. or sometimes they have different editors in charge of sending out the rejections/acceptances, and some editors are just more efficient than others.

the next said...

are you suggesting, then, that all those submissions are read in the same period--say a day or two? or are you saying that the submissions are read, scheduled for rejection, and then the rejections all go out on the same day? thanks for the info, anon.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I got a rejection slip once that was formatted like that one, except it said that 95% of what they got was good to excellent and they just didn't have room for it all. Somehow I doubt that 95% is an accurate figure.

Laura Maylene said...

Hey, I recognize that poster! It's from the Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College in Maryland. I think I saw the same old poster hanging there when I was a student. I remember thinking it sounded like a great idea. And I love that they apparently awarded the prizes on May Day, which many students take to be a "clothing optional" day on campus.