Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Someone Made a New Year's Resolution

An LROD reader wrote in and sent this rejection, which was received on January 4th, 2012. When was the story submitted? January 2nd, 2012. New Year's Resolution at ThreePenny or a new ambitious intern who is going to burn through the slush pile? You decide:
We have considered your submission carefully, and unfortunately we are not able to use it in The Threepenny Review. Please do not take this as a comment on the quality of your writing; we receive so many submissions that we are able to accept only a small fraction of them.Thank you for sending your work to us, and please accept our apologies for the automated message system. We wish we had time to reply to everyone individually. The Editors

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

can't really decide without seeing the story. and even if we knew whether the story sucked or rocked, there's no telling why 3penny is sending out replies so quickly. best not to over-analyze response times.

LitJ said...

Check out duotrope. Everyone's getting 2 - 3 day responses. Which means either they're on the ball or have filled up 2012 already and will reject everything automatically.

http://www.duotrope.com/recentresponses.aspx?id=147

Boris said...

They've always been fast.

Anonymous said...

Everyone's getting 2 - 3 day responses. Which means either they're on the ball or have filled up 2012 already and will reject everything automatically.

probably the former so early in the year. i can't imagine the magazine has a backlog of acceptances so long that it's enough to cover them for 2012. plus they're decent enough that they would make some sort of announcement if their issues really were filled up. good for 3penny hauling ass and getting shit done.

capsman said...

TOO BAD THEY WON'T PUBLISH MY SHIT.

CAPSMAN! said...

I WISH SOMEONE WOULD COMMENT ON MY SH*T.