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#1 phlox


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Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:17 AM

As much as I have admired IMAGE journal, I feel I should air this little grievance after recently sending an art submission. I don’t mind having my artwork rejected, knew it was a longshot – but to have it stolen or trashed, instead of being returned in my SASE, is unprofessional, to say the least.

#2 Anna J

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:30 PM

Dear phlox,

We did some investigating into your submission by looking up your name, and it turns out that there was not enough postage to send back 3 ounces of paper. In cases like that, we send back only a rejection slip without the original manuscript or art, as we cannot afford to pay return postage for the 1500+ submissions we get every year. The artwork is then recycled. We do wish the rejection process was a little more warm and responsive—and to find out in addition that your art is gone must feel much worse!—but we do the best we can with our small staff + interns.