Nick Mamatas (nihilistic_kid) wrote,
Nick Mamatas

Clarkesworld: Another banning

From the inbox

>Thanks for the story, but it's not for me.

'Clarke' - I really don't mean to offend you, but you can stop right
there. That first line all I need from you. I know my stories are
publishable. You know the ones you've read are not for you. I don't find
your criticism useful, it's not constructive, and I'm not asking for it by
submitting work. You're a busy guy, so move on. 10 cents a word does not
make you an authority, it makes you a market.


Naturally, the sort of psychology that would write this letter in response to a rejection would also write, after his banning:

This was _exactly_ the response that I judged a person of your character would produce.

Now for the really amusing bit: not only does this guy not know my name (it ain't Clarke), but despite his incredible power of perception when it comes to "my" character, he didn't quite suss out that two people, not just me, corresponded with him over his rejection and his subsequent ego-defenses.

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