Snails Hibernate, Right?

Are you familiar with those lit mags that you send an enthusiastic submission to, only to discover that weeks (perhaps even months) later you have received no acknowledgement, never mind a super lovely, complimentary acceptance email? Β Me too. What’s worse: I fear that Zest Lit may have snuck into that category. Isn’t it just as well that the new year is fast approaching? You know, it brings with it the obligatory opportunity to create life-altering resolutions such as: reply to all contributors in a timely fashion, post issue 2’s contributor interviews sometime this year (er, that one might be a long-shot at this stage…), etc, etc.

Let me take this opportunity to apologise for the slackness on the editorial/correspondence front. As I type, I am spraying WD40 in the rusted up cogs of this literary machine. Keep your finger on the refresh button on that email inbox, some long awaited mail should be winging its way to you very soon!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Kate

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5 thoughts on “Snails Hibernate, Right?

    • Well, well, well, Paula – that’s why I’ve been slacking: no interview from you! πŸ˜‰ Just kidding, that actually makes me feel better. I am failing on the blog front too… what can I say, 2013 has been a bit of a whirlwind! Great to hear from you. Kate x

  1. I *am* familiar with those lit mags, zest is NOT one of them! Hey, life happens! Patience is the key! At least zest sends me a “sorry for the wait, we DID receive your submission” πŸ™‚ one press I sent A LOT of poems to (and a lot of money) never even acknowledged my submission until about a year later after I had sent them two emails and messages on Twitter and Facebook. The longest I have ever had to wait with zest is maybe a month. Kate, you’re doing the best you can! zest is excellent! I am looking forward to seeing zest’s excellent work in 2014

  2. I *am* familiar with those lit mags! zest is NOT of them! Patience is the key! πŸ™‚ one press only acknowledged my submission (lots of poems, lots of money) a YEAR later after I had sent them two emails and messages on Twitter and Facebook. Kate, you are doing the best you can! Life happens! zest is excellent! I am looking forward to the excellent work zest will be doing in 2014!

    • Aww, Valeri, thanks for the pick-me-up, it is much appreciated and has certainly put a smile on my face! πŸ™‚ I can’t understand why some people don’t have the courtesy to acknowledge everyone’s submission/query, it is plain rude not to! (Especially when there is cash involved!!!). Thanks again, Valeri, it’s great to hear from you! Kate πŸ™‚

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