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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sarabandito, Old Chap

This is Sarabande Books' announcement of its Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, complete with famous judge, book contract, and prize money--none of which I won, obviously. What I'm wondering, though, is whether every rejection included the impersonal address of "writer" crossed out with name inked in and a cozy British-sounding notation at the bottom of the page. It says: "Thanks so much for sending. *Do* try us again next year?"

Anybody know?


The Quoibler said...

Gotta give 'em props for trying to make a form letter sound less... uh... formal.

Anonymous said...

Mine from a few years ago is just plain. No special note. Maybe they decided to go for less formal?

Writer, Rejected said...

Formal=British accent.
I love that!
I do give them props; it's nice to get a little note within a note.