Sunday, September 16

Cruelty in Numbers

Here's an excerpt from a rejection letter I recently received from Rattle magazine:

After receiving 800 entries in 2006, we read 1,051 this year, totaling well over 4,000 poems...

I don't mean to be petty, but is it too much to ask for the math to add up? Yeah, it sucks for my poetry to have been rejected, but do you have to add insult to injury by throwing in a math word problem that I have no hope of solving?

1 comment:

KC said...

I try not to lean toward the stereotypical but I'm finding it hard to trust poetry editors who flaunt bad math. Finally got to sit, relax and catch up with friends today. You're good. You know that, right?