Wednesday, April 18, 2007


An editor wrote to me today saying that she'd changed her mind about one of my poems, which had been rejected. That was nice. Nevertheless, the poem -Infirmary- had already been accepted by In Posse.

This was the third or fourth time this has happened to me. The twist on this one was the editor acknowledged having rejected the poem; the other times it was as if they'd never corresponded at all. Has this ever happened to you?


Andrew Shields said...

I had the opposite case: poem accepted; wrote a long while later to find out when it would appear; editor asks for a resubmission (as poem and acceptance lost); editor stops responding to inquiries.

Result? Journal on my submission blacklist.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,

I can't comment on your question but I just re-read all the poems you have posted on your blog and still find each one wonderful.


Ash said...

Who was it (so I don't sub there)?

word verification: afoeghgh

(a foe ga-ga?)
(a faux ga-ga?)

SarahJane said...

i remember you mentioning that once. i would also scratch them off my list.
thanks johanna!
ash, i'm not telling this time. I think they were all worthwhile publications.

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