Thursday, May 04, 2006

Pedestal Magazine - Rejection

Dear Jude:

Thank you for submitting your work to The Pedestal Magazine. We enjoyed reading it but regret that we cannot use it at this time.

We wish you the best of luck in placing your work elsewhere and sincerely hope that you will submit other writing to us in the future.


The Editors

The Pedestal Magazine


Blogger tandyjackson9838411931 said...

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11:10 AM  
Blogger Ava South said...

Jude, I can't even get up the nerve to submit, much less get a rejection letter. And who is tandyjack?

6:44 PM  
Blogger Rus Bowden said...

Hi Jude,

What a terrific blog post.

Set into a place of poetry, I cannot help but to hang onto each word: the enjoyment they had at reading, the wish for your best luck and what might come of that, and the sincerity behind the hope from the entire group of editors.

It made me think of a conversation I was having with a co-worker, about the computerized voices that answer phones, how these machines can be thankful that you called, and sorry, such as, "I'm sorry, that was an invalid entry."

I'd love to get a rejection letter like so:

Sorry, Rus-man,

But (again) we can't use any of the poems you sent. You should see the some of the great work so many other poets sent us for the upcoming issue.

We sort of wish half of it was better than we received, so we'll be working on reaching out to more and better poets for upcoming issues. But, like we said, we couldn't use yours. The poems weren't up to snuff.

The Editors

3:23 PM  
Blogger Yoly said...

I'm in good company.
I received the same response
from Pedestal.

4:13 PM  

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