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_refugee_  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lit.cat Issue 20 is. I'm grateful for it.

That's me. Thanks!

One thing I did want to mention... (well ok actually there were several so I'm just sticking to the #1 important one) I've now submitted to Lit Cat twice. One rejection, one acceptance - but I never received an email for either. Legit found out my poem was accepted by getting the "hey contributed we're gone live!" Email yesterday.

Maybe it's my email filter but I did kind of feel you might want to know - all I use is gmail, no hyper security features. Since it's happened now twice, could be there's a blarb or snurf on your submission manager's end if it's not my email. You're gonna know way better than I do but hey - figured I'd say something so you can check in case there is a problem, instead of sit tight and say nothing.

PPS but my poems title is supposed to be in all caps tho (as it was stylized when sent thru to your group!)!

/whine

Thanks tho, I submitted to this because you're a hubskier,

Cool to support folks I know when I can.




weewooweewoo  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Omg. I'm really mortified, I'm sorry. I'm glad you saw this post at least, but damn, it's probably not the best to find out this way.

I don't really have a good explanation for the lack of emails. I wasn't consistent with rejection emails when I was running it by myself, and then there was a spate of drama between me and an old editor. Then there's the fact that there's been three different services used to handle submissions over the past 6 months because I keep changing it. The first email is lost somewhere there.

The 2nd email is somewhere with between me and the new editors I'm bringing on. I didn't really check if they sent acceptance letters. I'm going to bring it up with them later today.

I fixed the title back to all caps, sorry about that. Thanks for submitting to my mess of a project.

_refugee_  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That title looks so much better to me now, you're an angel. Thank you

_refugee_  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I honestly wasn't sure if it was your submission manager borking - you guys appear to use your own, as opposed to submittable, so I figured some intertube might be clogged up on some end or not sending automated emails the way it was supposed to. Which is why I thought I'd mention.

You don't have to explain! I'm not trying to grief you here at all, more like "in case this is happening because things are broken but you don't know they're broken, because hey what editor emails themselves from their submission manager?"

Sounds like it's been a wild ride. A friend was trying to convince me to start a lit mag (I was moaning about them) - I co-edited once, can't imagine bootstrapping a mag off the ground solo dolo. Lots of slog and for me, I don't know that I'd find much reward.

Thanks for putting it in all caps. Title styling is a prickly pear of mine right now - I've been pretty deliberately choosing to style my titles as whatever they show up as with my poems (all caps, no caps, italics, quotes, etc etc) - what I've noticed is that as a whole even my favorite lit mag editors seem to blip out on titles/deliberately chosen titling conventions and make everyone's look the same. It's complicated (and probably boring to most people) because I think at least some lit mags do choose a standard title format convention as part of the "look" of their magazine...

...and when that convention is "all titles all-caps," it makes me happy, heh, at least for my capped-titled poems.

Some days, too, it's hard enough just to get the damn poem formatted right on the webpage and I think any title-choices get lost in the cracks.

I try to see the other perspectives and mostly, let go my foibles and be mellow and just happy to be published and understand.

But damn it when I look at my caps-titled poems, that capped title makes a difference in my mind.

So since I was buggin' ya I indulged my desire for "correct format" as well - and thank you for listening, and for changing it.

weewooweewoo  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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