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Louie & Ernest Clay-Crew
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12/21/1974
 
8/17/2006
 
-----Original Message-----

 

-----Original Message-----
From: June Saraceno [jsaraceno@sierranevada.edu]
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 12:28 AM
To: lcrew@newark.rutgers.edu
Subject: problem with e-mail submissions

 

Editors:

This is an example of the problem with e-mail submissions. My rejection
to her submission generated a reply that we were not on her list of
accepted mail. I am reconsidering putting myself and my staff through
the trouble (to put it mildly as sometimes these submissions are
voluminous) of reading these. We're seriously considering limiting
submissions  to the more labor intensive but honest effort of actually
mailing poems in using the US postal service.

Any thoughts on that? Please, if there is an electronic dialog, include
us. We have no strong desire to be atavistic, but it takes us (unpaid)
hours to read these submissions. We don't want to read spam manuscripts.

Any help is appreciated.

June Sylvester Saraceno

 

Why not just delete the writerís email and forget the submission?Thatís quicker than opening an envelope, filing the paper submission, and using the writerís ssae to respond.

 

If you stop all email submissions, you may lose a chance at many good manuscripts.With escalating postal costs, more and more writers are submitting almost exclusively by email.†† That trend will increase when the rate for first class letters increases by 5.2% on January 8th.

 

People can be just as nasty by snail mail.Snail mail gives you no guarantee that the writer is sending the material only to you.

 

The delete key is the fastest response possible.

 

I stopped almost all snail submissions at the beginning of 1994.†† My overall postage costs dropped, and the number of my publications continued to be high:

 

Yr.

Postage

Number of publications

1986

$1,201.60

38

1987

$1,478.52

61

1988

$1,402.60

80

1989

$1,596.95

63

1990

$1,324.66

105

1991

$1,253.67

44

1992

$1,387.33

72

1993

$1,607.32

52

1994

$578.62

68

1995

$682.72

43

1996

$439.80

58

1997

$490.50

41

1998

$297.45

46

1999

$534.19

73

2000

$122.25

51

2001

$137.08

22

2002

$105.19

38

2003

$66.60

35

2004

$73.69

146

2005

$125.11

91

2006

$52.75

68

2007

$12.40

70

2008

$25.44

71

2009

$5.31

65

2010

$44.00

55

Note: Data for years 2006-2010 added on 12/20/2010

 

Thank you for raising the question.I am publishing our exchange and have linked it to http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/poetry.html ††Iíll share with you any responses that I receive.

 

Best wishes.

 

Louie

 

 

Louie Crew, Emeritus Professor at Rutgers University

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/poetry.html

 


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