Saturday, February 21, 2009

Why I Live at the P.O.

Today I received a "Thanks, but your story arrived outside of our submission period" letter from a literary journal. Except I'd mailed it a month before the closing deadline. I smell a disgruntled postal worker.

A few months ago, I got a "Thanks, but we're going to pass on this poem" response.


In case you don't know, dear reader, I only write prose. I guess it's safe to assume the journal didn't "get" my piece.


lpanik said...

The postal department is not what it use to be. Quality of employees? I don't know. I get a letter from Massachusetts every month for the last 4 years. Well this last month it was 3 weeks late. It caused some hardships on us. When it did arrive it was pristine in condition leading me to believe it was in that special place I usually put things when I can't find them. I'll write a letter to the USPS and tell them to look in the last place I usually look to find it next time :-)

Manasse said...

You aren't making me feel better about trying to submit things.


lpanik said...

All I am saying is if they didn't reply it may not be because of your story just the ineptness of the USPS.