Author frustration.

From: Robert W. Schramm ^lt;>
Date: 01/13/05-11:44:41 PM Z
Message-id: <BAY21-F23FB93818A6126874B5402D08B0@phx.gbl>

What do you think of this?

About a year and a half ago I wrote a how-to-do-it article on chrysotype
(gold prints ) explaining the process and including complete instructions
and formulas, as well as, several images of my own chrysotype prints. I sent
this article to "Photo Techniques." After about a week I received an e-mail
message from the then Editor Joe White praising the article and telling me
that they would run it in one of the spring issues.

As I am a subscriber, I watched for the article to appear. It never did. In
the summer I wrote several e-mails to the editor. He never answered. Then I
wrote a couple of snail mail letters. They were not answered. In the fall I
noticed that there was a new editor. So I wrote him a letter and sent him a
copy of the original email from Editor White in which he said he was going
to use the article. I also said that perhaps they had decided not to use the
article so. OK - Fine. Please just send it back and I would perhaps send it
elsewhere. That was about two or three months ago and still no reply.

I don't know what to think about this. I have had a lot of other stuff
published and I know these editors are busy but they could at least send me
some response even if it is, "your article is crap and we can't be bothered
to even send it back." At least I would know something.

This seems to be a fine publication and I have been impressed by the
contents. Consequently I thought they were good guys. Now I'm not so sure.
Anyway, I thought that the members of this list, who have a number of
talented authors numbered amoung them, should be aware of how I was treated.

Honestly, what do you folks think of this?

Bob Schramm
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Received on Thu Jan 13 23:45:11 2005

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