Friday, August 27, 2010

The Foundling Review Rejection

From a reader who got rejected from the Foundling: Some nice lines in there. "....Christ coming back on pancake, fake like the man on the moon." Overall, this one didn't seem right for Foundling Review. We have finally decided to pass. Please take some time and report our submission response times to DuotropeWe would really like that.

11 comments:

heynonnynonymous said...

Looks more like Gerry Garcia on a pancake.

heynonnynonymous said...

Looks more like Gerry Garcia on a pancake.

zine said...

It's tacky to ask the submitter to report their response to Duotrope. Not every writer uses Duotrope anyway.

I do get why they ask, Duotrope's stats are inaccurate. Most people who do use Duotrope are happy to report their acceptances and loath to report rejections. (They show our journal with an acceptance rate 10 times higher than our real acceptance rate.) But still, it seems indecent to ask the writer to report his rejection.

Imagine a rude editor writing "Please report this insulting, self-indulgent tirade of a rejection to LROD." That would be f-ing hilarious.

BTW, we've learned how not to reject writers by reading your blog. Thanks WR and anonymice!

TheLiteraryReviewReview said...

It's always odd when a rejection asks for a favor. Gee, report to Duotrope, what a deal.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Hey I used to keep those stats too!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking it looked from Frank Zappa than Jerry or Gee-zus.

lulu said...

John Bruce has some egomaniacal things to say regarding his own writing and Foundling Review on his ridculous blog. (Scroll down: it's just a post or two below his tactless criticism of a suicide note.)

skelileks said...

john bruce is practically having an orgasm over the vqr tragedy. he's found a way to stay "neutral" on the topic by trashing both sides.

lulu said...

Anyone who criticizes typos in a suicide note and then thinks that's somehow indicative of intellectual weakness must have fathomless insecurities himself. Look up "schadenfreude" in the dictionary, and you'll find a photo of John Bruce. I didn't think it was possible, but he's reached new lows this time, even as he's pumping himself up to greater heights (in his own head, that is). A sad, old man.

Mike and sometimes Rachel said...

I'm wondering why Duotrope manages these statistics. I'm old school, when writers did not imagine they had the right to a speedy response. The net lets us tsunami magazines with submissions, then check to see how quickly they are mowed down. Get lives everyone!

Boondocks Journalist said...

Well, when a journal requests no simultaneous submissions, and you respect that, and they don't reply for six months to a year, or maybe never reply ... that's why we need Duotrope.

But I consult their stats without reporting anything, so I'm part of the problem.