FW: the "mother of all rejection slips"
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 92 15:24:15 PST
Subject: FW: the "mother of all rejection slips"
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeffrey Shallit)
For writers only -- Every writer has received rejection slips; too many
of them for most. The "Financial Times" has quoted the "mother of all
rejection slips", translated from a Chinese economic journal. It goes
We have read your manuscript with boundless delight. If
we were to publish your paper, it would be impossible for
us to publish any work of lower standard. And as it is
unthinkable that in the next thousand years we shall see
its equal, we are, to our regret, compelled to return your
divine composition, and to beg you a thousand times to
overlook our short sight and timidity.
© 1992 Peter Langston