Tuesday, August 23, 2005

An astonishing discovery



To add insult to injury, the Beloit Poetry Journal not only rejected my poems, but sent them back to me caked in some sort of food-type substance. The rejection slip is complete with actual crumbs and an oily finger print- I wish the photo's did the food smear more justice, but you can barely see the juicy goodness. Of course, only the first page has the nasty, stucky film, and I can deduce law-and-order style that the rest of the pages were never even touched.

This is a first for me, I must admit. I like this journal a lot and have been rejected several times, but this is the first one with a gift inside :) Maybe next time, they'll cushion the blow by sending me a whole piece of cake, not just the crumbs. There's definitely a poem in this.

6 comments:

Eduardo C. Corral said...

At least it wasn't snot!

youki said...

I admit I sometimes spill coffee on my students poems, and even a bit of red wine occasionally:) No crumbs though. Too bad the food didn't put them in a better mood.

I forgot to inquire about Colorado. Do tell.

Oh, I just added you to my links page but Kevin spelled your name wrong: Mackenzi Carrignan. Sorry about that. I'll try to get him to change it before he departs for Scotland.

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poetzie said...

Snot or red wine would have made for better stories. Snot is gross and red wine is romantic. Greasy crumbs are just. . .sinister.

poetzie said...

Mackenzi Carrignan. Geeze- my real name is bad enough! Kevin gets a nuggie for that one :)

gina said...

I'd be tempted to write them back. Not sure what I'd say, but it's just WRONG.

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Now I feel bad that my recent rejection from them didn't even come back with a little sustenance...