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    I might add, it's just salt in the wound when the title of your work is spelled incorrectly in a form rejection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlouisdixon View Post
    What will usually piss me off, and sometimes scare me, is when it's obvious that the writer believes that horror is all about torture. What can scare me is the thinly veiled torture fantasy that's depicting a revenge against an ex-girlfriend. You wouldn't believe how many of those we see. Please stop torturing and killing off your ex-girlfriends and their new boyfriends and trying to sell it.

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    Thank you so much for saying this.

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    I remember a story of mine being accepted to and rejected from the same magazine on the same day. It's a convoluted and silly story I can't get into, but the rejection was accidental, and its origins taught me A LOT about the submission process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik Houser View Post
    I remember a story of mine being accepted to and rejected from the same magazine on the same day. It's a convoluted and silly story I can't get into, but the rejection was accidental, and its origins taught me A LOT about the submission process.
    I had a similar story happen, Nik. Had a story accepted, so of course I then pulled it from other submissions that I had out. Then a few weeks later I got a rejection from the same place, for the same story. Sent them several emails and went to their website, NEVER HEARD BACK. Needless to say I was pissed off, and have never submitted to them again.

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    Ouch! That would suck badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardThomas View Post
    I had a similar story happen, Nik. Had a story accepted, so of course I then pulled it from other submissions that I had out. Then a few weeks later I got a rejection from the same place, for the same story. Sent them several emails and went to their website, NEVER HEARD BACK. Needless to say I was pissed off, and have never submitted to them again.
    Were the intials to this place RF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Wallwork View Post
    Were the intials to this place RF?
    Hmmmm..the rejection I got that was horrid came from a place with those initials....long ago mind you.

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    Mmmmmmm... How cryptic can we be....

    The last word is also known as a tarboosh!

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    Ah, maybe both of yours might be the same, but mine is different. Mine was like 3 years ago anyway. And I believe the editor was gone shortly after, so I think there was a breakdown or something, with many people having trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Wallwork View Post
    Were the intials to this place RF?
    Nope. Though now I'll have to figure out what those initials mean...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik Houser View Post
    Nope. Though now I'll have to figure out what those initials mean...
    RF. RF? Damnit will someone just PM me please?!

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    Randall Flagg?

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    Hahaha Does no one know what a tarboosh is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Wallwork View Post
    Hahaha Does no one know what a tarboosh is?
    If i'm thinking of the right thing its some sort of hat, correct?

    Don't know many publishers though, so RF is still a mystery to me...

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    Wait, wait... RF? I found a place that would fit the tarboosh deal and all, but its AF...

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    What is "Red Fez", Alex?

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    It's a online journal. I had a story published there called (aptly) Red Fez and Pancakes. right at the begining of this conversation, I assumed Richard was referencing them, but i didn't want to mention their name in case it was, and because this is a public forum there was the potential people could be lurking and take offence... Richard's not confirmed or denied that was the journal he was talking about, so I figure it's okay to say this at present.

    Phew.. it got very complicated for a while there.

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    I was just lobbing a guess in the form of a question, Jeopardy! style. Isn't the guys name Alex Tribek?

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    Ha... I thought you thought my name was Alex! Totally didn't get the Jeopardy reference because I'm British, and because I'm considerate in manner, I didn't want to correct you by telling you my name is Craig. Hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Wallwork View Post
    Ha... I thought you thought my name was Alex! Totally didn't get the Jeopardy reference because I'm British, and because I'm considerate in manner, I didn't want to correct you by telling you my name is Craig. Hahaha.
    That's too funny- I know exactly what mean because my name is actually Josh, not Jim, and I didn't want to correct you! My user name my first 2 initials (J.M.) and last name Craven. Haha- good stuff.

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