As a writer, I am told all of the time what I shouldn't do when submitting my work. I listen, take notes, and listen some more. But most people (a couple of bloggers have touched on this recently) don't talk about the other side of things, editors and their staff.
What brings this up? Well yesterday I received an E-mail response from a place I submitted poetry to. It went something like this:
We are NOT currently reviewing new submissions for SomethingorOther Magazine.
Someone from SomethingorOther
Now, I can appreciate they weren't accepting new work even though their site says nowhere on it that it is the case. I can understand the brevity of such an E-mail as they sound backlogged. But it seemed very cold and, dare I say, kind of rude. The person writing the E-mail comes off as though I should have known already and just didn't heed the notice.
I will not be submitting to them again in the future.
How often do you guys come across rude editors? What have you done about them, if anything?