Monday, May 10, 2010

Jacob Appel Does It Again!


I got this from Sarabande, the Mary McCarthy Prize.  Look at who was a runner up! I guess he has a collection that he's sending out now.  Also, do they write the little note so you'll keep sending in your manuscript even though you're never going to win?  Probably.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

any word from that agent pursuing appel?

Writer, Rejected said...

Radio silence...but will send up a flare as soon as I hear anything.

Anonymous said...

I got same exact rejection.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the handwritten note is universal.

Anonymous said...

The web site said the announcement of the winners was going to be made in July. I guess they ran early. Too few submissions? Speed-reading judge?

Anonymous said...

Eh, I don't see how you can bash him for this--not the same. This is a book contest. And it's Sarabande. Good press.

At least he's trying to do more than win The Roanoke Review's contest.

Anonymous said...

Yep-- same handwriting on my rejection. And the same croseed-out "Dear Writer" in favor of my name. Even before I saw your blog, I had the same cynical feeling that they were doing it to everyone's rejection so we'd all fell, um, "special".

Writer, Rejected said...

Bashing? I thought we were his official fan club page.

Anonymous said...

He's a finalist in this year's Crazyhorse prize, too.

Lit J said...

Jacob Appel just got a finalist nod from Crazyhorse Fiction Contest.

Anonymous said...

Echo, echo.

Anonymous said...

How appropriate that his collection is title Natural Selection...considering his bioethicist stances.