Well, I’ve managed to set a new personal, err, best (?) for rejection time.
I sent ‘The Great Hymn of the Aten’ to Heliotrope yesterday…and got a rejection within twelve hours (!)
My previous fastest rejection was four days. I don’t know if twelve hours will ever be surpassed.
The funniest part is how the rejection letter opened:
“Thank you for your submission to the second issue of Heliotrope Magazine with all apologies to any tardiness this reply may accompany…”
Now, I heard on Ralan.com that the edior has been swamped lately with submissions, so I wasn’t expecting to hear back for some time. But if twelve hours is tardy I’d hate to see how fast he normally gets through submissions!