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Best Form Rejection (not mine)

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Best Form Rejection (not mine)

Post by donroc » Tue February 17th, 2009, 4:37 am

I saw this on AW and thought it too good not to share. A coffee on keyboard thing. Even if not real, most enjoyable.

Supposedly from a Chinese journal (saw it in a book of quotations):

“We have read your manuscript with boundless delight. If we were to publish your paper, it would be impossible for us to publish any work of lower standard. And as it is unthinkable that in the next thousand years we shall see its equal, we are, to our regret, compelled to return your divine composition, and to beg you a thousand times to overlook our short sight and timidity.”
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Post by diamondlil » Tue February 17th, 2009, 8:51 am

It's certainly a backhanded rejection isn't it!
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Post by michellemoran » Tue February 17th, 2009, 5:56 pm

HA! Well, I guess if you have to get a rejection... perhaps more agencies should adopt that ;]
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue February 17th, 2009, 8:22 pm

Oh man, I love that!

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