Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Silly Rejection

On March 8, I submitted a few poems to Hotel Amerika. Today (April 18), I received the following rejection:

Dear Author,

Thank you for your interest in Hotel Amerika. Unfortunately, our reading period concluded on May 1, so we are returning your work to you unread.


It actually took me a while to figure out what was absurd about this! (If you have not figure it out yet, check the dates.) That's a sign either of how stupid I am or just how silly the letter is.


SarahJane said...

Maybe they have to actually read your poems by May 1, no matter when you send them.

Nicholas Manning said...

Dear Andrew,
Sincere thanks for sending your work to Anachronism. Sadly, the spring 1593 issue is full up, due mainly to our special 12 page tribute to Christopher Marlowe.

Do try us again in a few months.

Andrew Shields said...

Dear Nicholas,

Why do you spend any time bothering with the work of that charlatan Marlowe? I'm telling you, the Upstart Crowe is the man to bet on.