I mentioned writing rules in the previous post, so I decided to add a submission rule. Just because I happen to come across it today.
Okay, this would be funny if it wasn't sad.
Slush God wrote today of "the most obnoxious slush submission EVER."
Apparently someone added little shiny stars to his/her submission and they were sticky to boot.
I can just imagine an editor opening an envelope of a submission and out fly confetti and fall all over the editor, her desk, the floor, her hair. That submission goes straight into the garbage with the confetti, without even looking for the SASE.
Which reminds me of another story I've heard, this time about an emailed submission where the writer introduced himself and the story for more than 500 words (how great he and his story is).
Anyway, two minutes later he sent another email. This time with the attachment of the story...
So don't be obnoxious, keep cover letters to the minimum necessary and be professional, which alas does mean - no confetti!
As I said, it would have been funny if it wasn't sad.
Categories: writing, submissions, publishing, business