Trials and tribulations of contacting editors

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Trials and tribulations of contacting editors

Yesterday I picked up a new magazine and thought ..Wow I have a story that will fit that.  I checked out their web page for editors details and info on how to submit. Crafted my submission email crossed my  fingers and hit send.  Bang! It bounced back. I checked to see I had copied the email address correctly – well yes I had,  so undeterred I looked up the editors private email and sent it again. Alas and alack it bounced back a second time.  At this point, I was wondering if the universe was trying to tell me something. What to do next.  I took myself off to the publication’s Facebook page and sent a message.  By this time it was after 5.00pm.,  and I asked the question, were they having email problems? I was not expecting an answer until sometime today.

I was beginning to feel that this wasn’t meant to be or this was a trial to see if I would persevere and breach their defensive barrier.  This morning a message arrived giving their web address contact sheet info. No other details just the web address.  OK third time LUCK Y  —  for the third and final time I copied the submission details into the upload area, passed the Spybot test confirming that I am a real person not a robot, hit submit and after watching it take forever to upload have received an email saying my contact has been received. Now I feel that I have breached the summit of Olympus and begin the nail biting anxious  wait for a yes please, no thank you or a stony silence…..everything crossed for a positive response.

About lindandsam

Linda is a poet and writer. As a mature aged student, she completed a Bachelor of Creative Writing. Master of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Linda has also completed the Diploma of Family History Studies at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and is looking forward to further post graduate work. Published in the USC Storyboard, 2015. Self-published ‘Where is Gedhum Choekyi Nyima?’ For the Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala, 1997. She now lives in Bass Coast in beautiful Wonthaggi and shares her life with her partner and their four-legged fur baby Hugo Boss

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