Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Anderbo Algebra Rejection

From the editors of Anderbo: "Sorry to say, we will not be using this submitted work, and do wish you the best of luck with it elsewhere. is an all-volunteer organization. We are able to use less than 1/4 of 1% of what comes in; most submissions receive a response within 30 minutes to 48 hours."  Doesn't it remind you of those Algebra word problems?  If it takes the editors 30 minutes to read and rejection one-quarter of 1% of 5,000 manuscripts received in a month, what are your chances of being published?


Anonymous said...

Your chances of being published are 1/4 of 1% = 1 out of 400.

Submit 400 stories and one of them will get published. That's the Jacob Appel style.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for my.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the proposition read, "... 30 minutes to read and reject ALL BUT one quarter of 1%..."?

rmellis said...

It's kind of amazing that the odds of getting published in an internet magazine seem almost exactly the same as the odds of getting into one of those fusty academic print mags. WTF, I thought the internet age meant DEMOCRACY FOR ALL!

Anonymous said...

well internet magazine should be competitive only on the level of skills and how many visters can they attract. be good to your submitter and watch your traffic explode.

and people wonder why these highly ranked magazine only get a few 100 reader because they don't interact with "everyday people ?
they should at lest let people be involved how how.

Boondocks Journalist said...

I really like Anderbo, and I had no idea it was that competitive till I submitted. Guess awards have something to do with that. Still, it feels like a slap in the face to get a rejection 26 hours after you submit, though I suppose they don't intend it that way.

I can't help thinking only really crappy or offensive ms. get insta-rejected. A lag time of at least two or three weeks seems to convey the modicum of respect. But what do I know about the brave new world of e-submissions? And it's certainly better than waiting an entire year to get a polite form note on recycled paper.