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.


2 comments:

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)