Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The New Yorker

I have always considered a submission to TNY as a waste of time, but one day I decided to try. I followed the guidelines to the letter. Guess what? A month or so later the acknowledgment e-mail arrived: TNY has deleted my sub without reading it. I inquired. The reply? Drum roll! They sent me the guidelines again. Apparently, the subs to TNY are read by a robot.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Congrats to Sarkozy

Now, I hope, the freedom fries will turn back into French fries.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Cat Haiku

The same market that gave me the 11 minutes rejection, bought my three cat haiku. I don't know what the payment is yet, but at least I will get a copy of the anthology.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Tamarack Award

Tamarack Award is open [only] to residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

I live in Far Eastern North Dakota (New York). Does that count? I hate it when they exclude people for any reason, most of all geography, gender and age. What if New York magazines and publishers start excluding non-residents?

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

11 minutes rejection

11 minutes rejection from "Cat Tales" anthology. My personal record. The editor actually read the sub, judging by his reply.