Re: Author frustration.

From: Eric Nelson ^lt;>
Date: 01/13/05-11:56:45 PM Z
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It would be polite of them to reply by now.
Since it seems you won't get that, I'd call, and if
you can't get thru to someone, I guess you'd have to
say "no news is bad news" and find another pub that
I'm sure would run it.

--- "Robert W. Schramm" <>

> 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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