What Makes MY Heart Sink …

31 03 2014


On the site  WriteWords.org.uk  I came across an article entitled “What makes your heart sink?”

It was actually a kind of survey, a variety of editors and agents answering just that question: What makes your heart sink? – when you glance (condescendingly, bien entendu) at a submission.

The editor of The London Magazine produced this gem: “Bad grammer [sic] or presentation, lazy or unoriginal content. Derivative drivel really annoys me.”

And what made the editor or whoever at Poolbeg Press’s heart sink? I quote: “A badly presented manuscript! One that has an indecipherable handwritten scrawl threatening me that if I don’t respond in 24 hours we’ll loose [sic] a great opportunity.”




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