Please Submit Somewhere Else
Well, this is a first. I got a rejection slip from X Review (not the real name) asking me to please send my work … somewhere else.
Well played, X Review.
The note in its entirety:
Thank you for submitting your work to X Review. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept it for publication. We hope you will bear in mind that we are only able to publish a fraction of what is submitted to the journal and that we are obliged to reject a large number of publishable pieces. We encourage you to submit your work to other journals and thank you for your interest in X Review.
I think they mean well. But the wording is … too funny.
On that note, a much crueler rejection letter to one Miss Gertrude Stein: