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Well... Fudge!

I sent off a submission back in October 2007. The average response time is 6 months. It's about a week after that time period and I've been getting up the nerve to email the editor to query and status... and I realize I spelled his name wrong when I sent the submission. That alone sets a bad tone for the editor. Fudge! Now I wonder if I should even bother though the back of my mind says I should just so I can have an answer one way or another and start submitting the piece elsewhere.

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rhondaparrish
Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
You should check. *nod nod* If their name is the least bit unusual (ie: not Smith) they have probably seen a bazillion creative spellings of it. If you even came close you may be doing well.

Did you get their gender right? I get sooo many submissions addressed to Mr. Parrish or Dear Sir. That's irritating because of the presumption that because I'm an editor I must be a man (especially since the submission guidelines say Niteblade is a one WOMAN show hmph).

Anyway. My point is, he's not likely to have blackballed you just for misspelling his name. If it's old hat for me, it prolly is for most everyone else who occasionally wears an 'editor' hat :)
dogzilla30
Apr. 23rd, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
I emailed him this afternoon and have begun the thumb twiddling again. I was worried that maybe I got the email address wrong too but I copied and pasted it from the site. Let's hope I hear something soon!
rhondaparrish
Apr. 23rd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
*fingers crossed*
amberdulen
Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Eh, check it anyway. I'm sure he's seen worse.
dogzilla30
Apr. 23rd, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
I emailed to check on the status this afternoon. If he says he didn't get it I can always resend it, fix the spelling of his name and he may not ever know!
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