View Full Version : it's a small thing...

02-24-2005, 04:04 AM
...but I'm so happy! :banana:

I got rejected by Slate this morning. I just submitted last night. I'm so grateful for the fast turnaround, I wanted to email her a "thank you!" right back. But, don't worry, I resisted the urge. It must be tedious indeed to be an editor and have submitters think you are their new best friend.

Plus, I'm always grateful for the opportunity to use that banana.

Plus, I turned that submission right around and shipped it out again today!


02-24-2005, 04:45 AM
Congrats on your rejection by Slate!!

02-26-2005, 10:43 PM
Hearing back quickly is always nice. And good for you for getting it right back out there again :Thumbs:

three seven
02-26-2005, 10:59 PM
Phew. I read the thread title and thought those rumours had surfaced again...

02-26-2005, 11:52 PM
LOL, three seven.

pk, hang in there. I'm glad to hear that you shipped that puppy right back out again!

02-27-2005, 12:35 AM
three seven! You saw through my ploy. It is all about you. I just wanted to lure you over here so I could ask you personally to pop over to "Share Your Work" and look at my piece "Tear it up." :D

Just kidding. It's not really about three seven. It's about anyone, ANYONE!!

That forum is verrrrrrrry quiet these days. I'm not getting much input. I tried to change the title to something more enticing, but the board won't let me.


03-02-2005, 01:53 AM
I had to jump in. Quick rejections are my favorite. No nail biting, hair pulling, sleepless nights. I always have a list of other markets to submit to. Congrats on sending that ms. back out right away!

03-02-2005, 02:04 AM
Me too! I love quick rejections too. That's why I'm so happy that the same essay has been rejected twice since I started this thread! (Chronogram.com, "Not accepting submissions;" McSweeneys.com, "Liked it, but not our typa thing.") Yippee. Now I'm desparately seeking another quick turnaround market. One that would accept it would be nice too. Suggestions?

It's an essay about Ward Churchill. I take the stance that he's a buffoon.