Thursday, September 1, 2011

Here Comes the Sun

So many words for one little standard rejection:
Thanks for sending us your submission. We're sorry to say that it's not right for The Sun.This isn't a reflection on your writing. We pick perhaps one out of a hundred submissions, and the selection process is highly subjective, something of a mystery even to us. There's no telling what we'll fall in love with, what we'll let get away. We rarely respond personally to submissions, as the number of manuscripts we receive makes this difficult. We're aware that writing is hard work, and that writers deserve some acknowledgment. A form letter doesn't speak to that need. Please know, however, that we've read your work and appreciate your interest in the magazine. We wish you the best in placing your work elsewhere. The Editors P.S. We've returned your work if sufficient postage was included. If not, we assumed we could recycle it.
Glad they recycle.

4 comments:

mercury rising said...

Pretty shady, if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

I think the Sun is a magazine of integrity. The 1 in 100 admission is at least telling and transparent. At Poetry it's probably more like 1 in 100,000. And the process is more than mysterious, it's like quantum, quantum rejection.

Anonymous said...

The Sun is about as straight shooting a magazine as their is. They are honest and eclectic and their magazine reflects that.

Anonymous said...

LOL oh well! so much for happiness!
lol gees! her comes sun :( ,,,oh boy!

in end god did something,something? long pause,and their came sun, but only if I could remembered the Bible then maybe I could make it in.