04 December 2009

There's irony, and there's IRONY

I got a rejection letter in the mail today from a literary journal to which I submitted a piece of writing.

The literary journal in question is published by the university where I received my MFA in 2008.

I was an editor of the literary journal's 2006 issue.

The rejection was a form letter, though written very warmly, and it's easy to see that the person who wrote it understands what it is like to be a writer. I think it is one of the best rejection form letters I've ever seen.

Of course, I'm biased.

I wrote the damn thing back in November 2005.


Beth said...

Oh my. That isn't just irony...that is bitter irony.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Did you check the postmark? Perhaps it was sent many moons ago :o)