I received my first article publication rejection letter on Friday. Some of you may doubt my writing abilities given the musings here, but I can actually form coherent thoughts and make them interesting. I am not too broken up about it except for one thing. If you do not want to publish my article that is ok, but do not make up a lame “It’s not in our scope” excuse when it is exactly your scope. It says so on your website: Collection Development. Give me a real reason and do not tell me you “just want to be friends.” I am reformatting the citations and sending it elsewhere. Such is life.

–Jane, if it sucked they should have just said so, nicely