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January 24th, 2006


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07:05 pm - Hrrrumph.
So anyway. On a lark one night, I e-submitted a story to this new online magazine, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. I finally got a response, in the form of:

(from) "Assistant Editor <intergalacticsubmissions@yahoo.com>

Thank you for offering your story to Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. We're sorry to tell you that we will not be using it; you are free to submit it elsewhere.

Sincerely,
The Editors"

Man, that has to be one of the most impersonal, unhelpful rejections I've seen in ages. Probably an automated script. I really didn't feel like there was any sort of humanizing, personal touch (like, say, a name). Nothing to indicate they ever saw or read my story. Nothing to indicate they noticed I was there. That's disappointing. I don't ask for much out of my rejections, just a little something to suggest there's a person on the other end. Meh.

Actually, looking around the site (http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com/), it's pretty hard to tell who's running the show at all. Anyone know anything about this? They have columns and stories, but who the heck's in charge? Or is it a bizarre collective known simply as "The Editors"? The mind wonders...
Current Mood: curiouscurious

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From:youngwilliam
Date:January 25th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
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I'm guessing they never read the part of Isaac Asimov's autobiography where he talked about how good it is to write an actual "why" when sending rejection slips.

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