Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Another Rejection

Page-a-Day WC -

I received word yesterday from Fear and Trembling Mag concerning the short story "Sealed With Anguish" I submitted. The decision was a no:

June 8, 2009

Sent via email to: sthrnwriter21@aol.com


Thank you for your submission of "Sealed With Anguish" to Fear and Trembling. We regret to inform you that we cannot use your submission at this time.

This response to you is automatically generated. However, it has been and continues to be our practice to share with our contributors parts of the discussion about their works that might help clarify our decision. What follows is/are excerpted from the editorial team's discussion. Each team member's remarks are separated by a row of asterisks. Also, following the last excerpt, there may be additional comments from the team member processing this correspondence.

Specific remarks about your submission:


Eh. Didn't grab me at the beginning, nor did the random paragraphs in the middle or at the end -- just not feeling this one.


I sort of liked it, but it really drifted off in the middle.


This correspondence was processed by: Scott M. Sandridge

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Again, thank you for your submission and your interest in Fear and Trembling. Keep in mind that the remarks and comments above are the opinions of the editorial team. Other readers may disagree.


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The Fear and Trembling Editorial Team
Editor, Fear and Trembling

I like that they tell you why your submission is being rejected. Although I kind of wish they were a little more elaborate with the comments. Oh well. Will have to re-examine it and move on to the next.