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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Crumbs That Got The Snub

Thank you for submitting your work to Ant. 

As an annual journal, we are able to publish only a very limited number of pieces and we didn't feel 'RASH' was quite the right fit for us this year. 

We greatly appreciate your interest in our journal and hope you will consider submitting to us again in future. We wish you all the best with your future writing projects.

Dear Justine,

Thank you for your interest in publishing with XYD.

While we were very impressed with the quality of your work, we will unfortunately have to decline the opportunity to publish Kadimah!

We are a small publishing house, and we are only able to publish a very small number of the manuscripts we consider.

As a side note: we did really like this manuscript, and think it holds a lot of promise. We urge you to submit it to other publishing houses, as we think you have a moving and important story to tell.

We hope that you have found, or will soon find, the right publisher for your manuscript.

Hi Justine

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this. We have now had a chance to look at your work and although we really enjoyed what we read, in particular the title story ‘Panacalty’, unfortunately we don’t feel we would be the right agents to take it any further. I am very sorry to disappoint but thank you very much for thinking of us in connection with your writing.

Best wishes


Hi Justine

The Editorial Board met this week to discuss manuscripts which included your submission.  After much discussion, the Board reluctantly made the decision that this collection was not one for this publishing house.I know this is no comfort but the  Board wanted me to convey to you that you have a unique voice and that there was a great deal to appreciate in your collection.


Hi Justine,

You are a talented writer and we love the stories but 
unfortunately think the British stories are a bit too removed from 
Australian life. You write with humour and warmth which is to be 

Again, really sorry that your manuscript ultimately wasn't for us but we wish you all the best with it elsewhere.

Best regards



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