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And I Submit A Story


No, not the one I asked people to critique, but another one that many of you have read called The Furry Con Mystery or My Fursuit Is Hot (with apologies to Dashiell Hammett).

Here is my cover letter:
Dear Mr. Spelman:

Attached for your consideration to Blood, Blade, and Thruster is a story of approximately 4,400 words entitled The Furry Con Mystery, a satirical and over-the-top horror piece that caricaturizes Furry Fandom.

I have had previous pieces published in PawPrints, Beauty From Ashes Poetry Review, Gateway SF, and two stories in a Twilight Times Press anthology. I have an upcoming story being published in the October issue of Sam's Dot Publishing's Beyond Centauri.

The Furry Con Mystery is an original story and is offered only to your magazine until accepted or rejected.

The intent of the story is not to be cruel, but is self-deprecating humor as I am a regular attender of Anthrocon, the East Coast's largest furry convention and have been a regular participant in several of their past writing panels. However, in light of some of the perceived excesses of the fringe groups, The Furry Con Mystery satirizes the most absurd extremes of the fandom as well as adding light elements of fantasy and horror.

Sincerely,

Craig Alan Loewen

And here is their automated response:
Thank you for your submission to BBT Magazine.You should receive a response from the editors in 2-10 weeks notifying you whether they will be publishing said work, or lining their bird-cages with it; if it turns out to be the latter don't dismay, it doesn't mean your work is worthless, it just means we don't have any taste - try somewhere else; if it turns out to be the former & you've made it in to the pages of our magazine, Congratulations! We have exquisite taste.

This is an auto-response, so if you did not send a submission and instead sent a query or comment, you may ignore it. If you are a spammer, up yours.

Thank you,

Editors, BBT Magazine

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
akelavincent
Jan. 19th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
LOL... the automated response wins. XD

Good luck on the submission!
stauros
Jan. 19th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
Good hunting, brother horse!
ash_knife
Jan. 19th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
These editors are my kind of people.
ladyxan
Jan. 19th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
The auto response is great and I hope you do get it published! =D
annvole
Jan. 19th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
"if you are a spammer, up yours" is great (how many would read that far though?)
raeveness
Jan. 19th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
*grins* At least they have a good sense of Humour. Good luck, HH!
eric_hinkle
Jan. 19th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Good luck, and it's a pity you never posted that story here. Though if you did, I suppose I'd have to post my outlines for MTV Furry Celebrity Deathmatch or 'Dick Tracy meets the Furries' -- The convention art show gets robbed by two stupid fanboys and a hired murderer! Jim Groat gets his fingers broken by mobsters! A fursuiter tries to shoot Dick Tracy! It's got violence, lawlessness, and perversity -- everything that made the fandom great! ;)
artekka
Jan. 19th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Nice. Now see, that's the kind of humor you want to see in a publisher's response...
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