Wednesday, July 14, 2010

So Stiff You Could Cut Yourself

This rejection was sent in by a poetic mouse:
VALPARAISO POETRY REVIEW
Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
     Thank you for offering Valparaiso Poetry Review, the opportunity to consider your submission for publication. After careful review, I regret that the work does not suit the current needs of VPR. I hope you will think of Valparaiso Poetry Review in the future, and I look forward to reading more of your work. I also wish you the best of luck in placing your current submission elsewhere. Again, thank you for your interest in Valparaiso Poetry Review.
     Sincerely, Edward Byrne, Editor (Valparaiso Poetry Review--in case you forgot from the previous 4 mentions)*
     *I added this part.

12 comments:

Fartboxen said...

Whose are the many men to say their name? Some time you make speeches for all. Every person compete for one prize. Take many words into poem and you have poem! No one like not good (bad) news for you are want win. It OK.

Belle said...

Love it. Also, this guy is in the wrong business. He seems to feel terrible about the rejection and worried about the writer.

Bobby Travis said...

I have the same rejection which is almost verbatim from the same gentleman. Interesting...

radek said...

he couldn't even remember the poems name.

no use competing with famous poet
it's a conspiracy I TELL a mouse cant will over Illuminati or reptilian forces lol


ps if any one has a lit journal replylol

radek said...

hopelessly lol, I will have poem in Macabre Cadaver (A major horror magazine) in the next year or so,I've made contacted if the editor. and I've got a personal reply from Abyss & Apex telling me to fix my grammar also got personal rejections from rosebud the Potomac review and the list go's on..............

my publishing history includes,rejections Digest,twisted tongue magazine and .

Anonymous said...

Er..your point being?

J said...

Well Radek, at least you spelled grammar right... :)

Is it just sheer coincidence? Because I took a creative writing workshop with a guy named Radek once. He also had bad spelling, but he sure did write a lot. I think he wrote more poetry in a day than I ever write in a month.

Anonymous said...

no point other then look at the cup as being full.

Anonymous said...

coincidence ? not this time j lol
but I also posted my A rejections a "hell gate review"(clue) rejection and next thing I know they send me a email that they would like to publish the poem which they almost did 5 mouths ago before.

valparaiso poetry review is a hard market so this link may help crack them lol or a big stone throw their office window with a note lol.

also I've resent to Abyss & Apex after fixing the grammar I'm already out of their slush pile as it appears so that maybe a good fit for my poem.

R. said...

yes fartbox it's true words make a poem,that's not rock science, that statement is elementary,nothing personal thought,do big names in a magazine really help the quality of a magazine? well they do help to sale them that's about it .

RADEK said...

THIS IS ONE OF MY BEST REJECTIONS,SADE AS IT MAY SOUND LOL

Anonymous said...

sad not sade