Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Shenandoah Hustle?


Well, not to put to fine a point on it, but looky at what I found in my treasure trove today. A rejection from Shenandoah (which I had understood to be NOT a crappy rag, but what do I know). It says: "We thrive on unsolicited manuscripts, and 90% of what we publish comes from this always surprising pool of work. We are pleased that you are willing to share your perceptions and carefully wroght sentences with us." Somehow it's not comforting that they get 90% of published work from the slush pile--BUT NOT MY SUBMISSION. Anyhoo, in the same envelope, as cursed by commenters on this blog, is a subscription form conveniently filled out with my name and address. I could even have charged it on my Master Card. But, as you may have guessed, I did no such thing.
Clue: fishing for subscribers from the rejected pile is not likely to produce successful outcomes.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Susie Bright hustles her "How to Write a Dirty Story" book at the end of her rejection letters. Nice. Does she really think that's going to build her sales?

Anonymous said...

The Comic Sans, it burns!

Anonymous said...

Get over it.