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Thursday, December 02, 2010
Remember that journal submission I finally sent out? Flat out rejected. The reviews were pretty critical, but the only one that really stung was the comment about "exceptionally poor writing." Ouch.

I will now go sit in a corner and sulk.
Posted by Arbitrista @ 3:44 PM
  • Oh, I'm sorry. Reviewers can be cruel.

    By Blogger Leslie M-B, at 3:56 PM  
  • I've been reading your writing for years. I seriously doubt that anything you submitted could be considered exceptionally poor writing. Hopefully the other reviews, critical though they may have been, had more helpful feedback.

    Submissions get rejected all the time, for all kinds of reasons. But if the rejections are accompanied by any useful feedback whatsoever, then all is not lost. A tough break is turned into a learning opportunity. But, unless that one reviewer went into detail about why s/he thought your writing so poor in a way that made sense to you, then screw it. Mark it down to someone having a lousy day...or a lousy life. Have a sulk, then move on.

    Good luck!

    By Blogger Rebecca, at 4:20 PM  
  • That's unnecessarily harsh. I've had reviewers claim my writing was poor, too - and I know for a fact that that's bullshit. :)

    Take the useful parts of the reviews and ignore the mean parts. But first, let's have some cocktails tonight.

    By Blogger Dr. Brazen Hussy, at 4:52 PM  
  • Oh, that's such BS!

    By Blogger comebacknikki, at 12:29 AM  
  • I was going to say what leslie said--i've read this blog a long, long time and I have a really hard time believing the exceptionally poor writing line is anything less than total crap. And in any case, that kind of comment is uncalled for in reader's reports.

    By Blogger Anastasia, at 10:32 AM  
  • oh wait...that was rebecca.

    By Blogger Anastasia, at 10:46 AM  
  • @anastasia, thnx for the attribution. Your footnotes and bibliographies must be meticulous things of beauty. ;)

    By Blogger Rebecca, at 6:26 PM  
  • :)

    By Blogger Anastasia, at 6:18 PM  
  • That stinks (the comment, not the writing!)... I'm sure some sushi will make your pain go away! :)

    By Blogger Super Babe, at 12:53 PM  
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