Why live anywhere else?

Why live anywhere else?
Trackside Shrubbery

Where I collect rejections from publishers and the stories they rejected

In order to succeed, I must be prepared to fail as often as necessary to achieve success. Here, I aim to publish 100 rejections from publishers in the order I receive them together with the stories that were rejected.

To be good at one's vocation, one must simply avoid being bad.
To be great, one must purposely aim for awful.

Get up once more than you fall.
Put your ideas into action.

This is near to a way.

Monday, 28 February 2011


Dear Bulent Akman,

It sounds like our note about this story didn't reach you; sorry to hear that.  I'm enclosing another copy below.

Thanks very much for querying!


Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 00:44:12 -0700
To: "Bulent Akman" <bulent_akman@yahoo.ca>
From: Fiction Editors <fiction@strangehorizons.com>
Subject: Re: FICTION SUB: The Ratiocinator

Dear Author,

Thank you for your submission.  Unfortunately, we can't consider stories that have previously been published elsewhere.

Your submission has appeared online, at
(http://b8a.blogspot.com/2007/09/ratiocinator.html).  Like most sf magazine editors these days, we consider any appearance on a publicly accessible web page to count as prior publication.

I'm sorry to say that your submission will therefore be deleted unread.


Karen Meisner, Susan Marie Groppi, and Jed Hartman
Fiction Editors, Strange Horizons
Submission guidelines: http://www.strangehorizons.com/guidelines/fiction.shtml

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