View Full Version : Positive, I think...

10-05-2004, 01:54 PM
I subbed my humorous essay about having to pee at work (being in law enforcement presents all kinds of challenges), and I received a form letter rejection on which there was a hand-written note from the editor that said, "It dripped the light fantastic, however, it's not exactly what we're looking for (please excuse the terrible pun). Jim" So, that sounded to me like he really liked it, but just couldn't use it in the mag. Is that good? Or should I run it through the shredder?

10-05-2004, 06:19 PM

Well, only you can decide what to do.

Myself, I would submit it to several more markets after reading their guidelines, and if no one picked it up, it might be time to try revising it.

And while you're waiting on word from an editor, write something else.

Have fun and keep writing.

PS: I have absolutely no talent in writing humour. I envy you.

10-05-2004, 06:22 PM
Melina, it's a good thing. Absolutely.

Send it out again.

aka eraser
10-05-2004, 09:02 PM
HConn's right Melina. Obviously that editor thought urinately good writer.


10-06-2004, 09:24 AM

10-07-2004, 02:13 AM

Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow!

However, I do agree with you. Send it out again, and keep writing. :jump

10-08-2004, 04:11 PM
for the encouragement. You peeple are great. Now I'm flush with excitement at the thought of re-subbing it. If I sell it, will you all have a potty for me? :party


10-08-2004, 07:45 PM
Good on you, Melina. Urine a good spot.

10-14-2004, 12:29 AM
Definately a good sign--

Anything hand-written and not negative I truly believe is a good omen.

Best to you on submitting it elsewhere!!

Kida Adelyn
10-27-2004, 03:12 AM
:smack Puns are the lowest form of humour.

Potty-tive rejection is definatly good though!