>Received this today:
We thank you for the opportunity to read the work you submitted. We regret that we cannot accept it for our next issue and hope that you will find a suitable publisher. The Editors.”
Standard stuff. But this was printed on a slip of paper measuring 1.75 x 5.5 inches, almost certainly the smallest rejection slip I have ever received. To top it off, judging by the wavy edges, it looks like the editor might have assigned his 3-year-old to cut the slip off of a larger sheet (they must be able to get 10 of these suckers on a single page). I understand the need to economize, but I’m tired of being treated this way. My SASE also included a contest announcement from this journal. How inclined do they think I am to spend $15 on a magazine that thinks this little of its contributors?