Posts Tagged ‘ Rejections ’

Responding to rejections: a comparison

Nov 9th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

In the past couple of days, we sent out a lot of rejections, mainly to Issue 13 submissions. We use a form letter: we simply don’t have time to respond personally to all the submissions we get. However, rather than use a plan rejection (“Thanks for submitting, we’ve decided not to use it, best wishes”), […]



The problem’s plain to see/too much technology

Nov 8th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog, News & Announcements

Modern technology is pretty amazing in that it can distract you from itself. You get on the computer to perform 1 task; 15 tasks later you’ve forgotten what the first one was, you only know you haven’t done it… Editing is under way. Kay’s taken care of some of it, and I’ve done a bit […]



Usually Kind To Smaller Man

Oct 5th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Stats! Now that we’ve closed submissions on our first year of issues, I went and counted up our Fiction submission totals. I found some very interesting things about our Male/Female submission ratios. These numbers disregard submissions that weren’t ever under consideration – i.e. submissions that were too long/too short, or were withdrawn by the writer […]



Come on now, people, make a stand

Sep 8th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Sorry about the lack of updates. I’ve been busy with… well lots of things. Some CG-related, some not. All rejection letters have been sent, I’m pretty sure. If you haven’t heard from me regarding a submission to Issue 11, please email. Horror really was a good month for submissions; just slightly fewer than our best […]



Come inside this digital domain

Aug 31st, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Tomorrow is the LAST day to get your SFF+Horror submissions in! So many little-yet-important things accomplished today: – Kept up with reading Issue 11 submissions – Created new CG ads for Project Wonderful (some with new art) to start running on Tuesday the 1st – submitted those ads ahead of time (so I’m not scrambling […]



Looking for adventure of a new and different kind

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

I didn’t have quite as much time today to work on the magazine as I’d hoped; I had a blast spending time with my son instead. Having said that, I did get a few things done. Some of you may have read my earlier post in which I deconstructed a very bad query we received. […]



Praying for the end of time

Aug 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

…or at least, the end of this seemingly neverending span until we leave for WorldCon. I can’t wait! Today saw a pretty good response to Issue 9. I decided to forgo advertising except a few penny ads here and there, to see what kind of response we’d get without it. The results were pretty much […]



Lately there’s been too much of this

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

One week from today, we hop in our car and start driving. Fortunately it’s not too long a drive to Montreal. More reading, more preparing for WorldCon. We tore up the house again tonight, and I’ve pretty much determined that the graphic novel I wanted to take for Neil Gaiman to sign is either in […]



Sounds to me like you’ve got rhythm to spare

Jun 25th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

First: today I finally got the last of the rejection letters out. Although I said so in the letters, I also want to apologize again to anyone reading here who had to wait this long. Our turnaround time is usually FAR faster than this; June hasn’t been kind to our schedule. We’re taking steps to […]



Yeah, a title would be good…

Jun 11th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

More editing was done today. It’s going a bit slowly, but it’s coming along. I heard back from the writer to whom I sent an embarrassingly formalized email. Fortunately he didn’t take offense at it. Because the Flash Fiction contest is only open for submissions for a few more days, I made a couple of […]



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