And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The thing about internet submissions...

is that you don't get a pysical paper rejection letter. Kind of hard to send a SASE through email.

OSC Intergalactic Medicine Show bounced Running of the Deer. The rejection email reads the same as my rejection for Changelings, so I'm going to go with that it's their form rejection. It was there a good long while. I have to update my submission files to see where I need to send it next.


Ken McConnell said...

I have a spreadsheet posted on my web site that showcases my rejections. here

When I get an email rejection I print it out and stick it in a three ring binder along with a printed version of the story. That way I can always pick up the story and see the associated rejections.

Judging by all the red on my spreadsheet, it's clear I'm on the right track. I'm leaning away from snail mail submissions. I'm not as anti-print as Scalzi, but I do agree with the sentiment that if a magazine has not made it into the computer age, perhaps they are not the best market for me.

Steve Buchheit said...

Ken, I have a hard copy system of an envelope for each story. On the envelope I write the markets I've submitted the story to and the dates of submission. Any communications I get go in that envelope. I think I need to take a look at your spreadsheet as I've thought about that route, but haven't been able to figure out how to construct it with the data I'd want to track.

Camille Alexa said...

I've cut myself out of some of the best markets by deciding I'm not willing to continually go to the post office to mail subs.

E-sub or no-sub, and I'm sure that's exactly why those markets require postal submissions: to cut out dilettantes like me.

Someday I might decide to make an exception or two, but I haven't yet.

Camille Alexa said...

Oh, and sorry 'bout the IGMS rejection.

Steve Buchheit said...

Camille, I'm starting to enjoy email submissions a whole lot more than I did before.