Ring Tone

9 Nov

Something about this form rejection just clicks for people. The clinical, not-gonna-bullshit-you tone of: “We’re sorry to report that we are not going to publish your story.” The distant ring of: “Good luck placing it elsewhere.” Personally I can appreciate a response like this–almost as much as if The Editors had addressed me personally.

The bluntness of this letter–its total mastery of detachment; its abdication of any responsibility to ease the writer’s witless mind or stroke his talentless ego–is just exquisite.

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One Response to “Ring Tone”

  1. Michel Sauret December 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    I’m a big fan of bluntness. I prefer it over the false sense of hope most rejections try to portray.

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