Monday, January 31, 2011

A bit surreal

Just received notice that one of my journal articles was rejected--with a note that I should familiarize myself with the work of Leslie Madsen-Brooks.*

headdesk

*
There is, of course, the chance that one of my grad school profs or former colleagues was the anonymous reviewer, in which case ha ha ha--thanks for the shout-out.

9 comments:

fairbetty said...

Seriously... How would you take that? Ha!

Josiane said...

Surreal... yeah, maybe even more than just a bit. :)

Lilian said...

That sounds CRAZY SURREAL, insane, really. Anyway... wow. I wish you could talk back to the reviewer (send him/her a note. That would be funny).

susan said...

I heard Donald Murray (hugely influential early composition studies scholar) present once at CCCC, and he told a story about having an article rejected with a reviewer note that the piece sounded too much like Donald Murray.

Flavia said...

Well. At least you know that this journal takes double-blind reviewing seriously!

Arbitrista said...

Every time I think about this is just cracks me up.

Leslie M-B said...

Arbitrista, I have the same reaction.

What Now? said...

Oh, how weird! Did the editor say anything about it when he or she sent the comments on to you?

Historiann said...

Did you get back to the journal's editor about this comment? I would think that if he or she were interested at all in your article that she'd reconsider turning your rejection into a revise-by-adding-more-of-your-own-past-work-and-resubmit.