uproar over the Virginia Quarterly Review here at old LROD? This was when the VQR got caught sending snippy internal notes to one another about certain submissions? And they ended up with an apology: "It seems obvious—and is regrettable—that some writers got the idea that VQR delights in belittling unsolicited submissions. Nothing could be further from the truth. (yadda, yadda, yadda)." Well, here's one from the archives. I cannot read what the message says on the second page, though. Something about Gerard Manly Hopkins? Something about Peggy being uptight? Not sure. But maybe those insider editorial comments emerged from a kind of history at VQR. Just sayin'.