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You know how it goes. You submit a piece of work, and the you wait. And wait. And then, just after you'd forgotten all about it, a The editor regrets . . .
email pops into your inbox.
I took the plunge and submitted an 800-word article to the Memory Lane section of The Oldie
, having read a few similar articles and decided that I could do as good a job. One piece was quite poorly written and without much point, which surprised me for such an esteemed publication. Anyway, I sent the thing off at precisely 15.07, and I got a reply email, thanks so much but not quite right for us
. The time of the rejection mail? 15.07. Perhaps the title put him off