Last night I got an email from Knit Picks about my garter stitch submission.
It was a day early, which often means acceptance.
Not this time.
In the email, the editor wrote: “This was easily the largest amount of submissions we have received for a collection and the decision was incredibly difficult.”
Her rejection emails always say “the decision was incredibly difficult,” and I imagine her and the acquisition team staying awake from the submission deadline to the decision deadline, drinking urns of coffee and eating their collective weight in donuts, finally emerging from their war room in need of a bath, a hairbrush, and a detox.
More likely, one of them sends a group text with, “I like this,” and a someone else responds, “Me too. Where are we going for lunch?”
Since everyone and their yoga instructor are knitting garter stitch these days, I’ll keep submitting.
For the nonce, let’s comfort ourselves with a little Keanu.
To Ponder: It is the studying that you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows. |-Henry Doherty-|