I've not heard from either A. Penfold or E. Law, but I submitted near
No response from editors seems to be a perpetual problem at other
conferences, including the national one. I'm not excusing editors
failing to uphold their end of the bargain. Obviously, some editors
fulfill their obligations. The others could comply with a form
rejection which wouldn't be of any help.
It seems that perhaps editors don't recognize the magnitude of the
task. Seriously, we add approximately 100 manuscripts to their
I think using stickers to send our ms. after the conference improves
the odds of manuscripts being focused on the individual publisher's
needs, but is there another approach or combination of approaches that
might be more feasible? Individual critiques, while adding to the cost
of the conference perhaps reducing the number of manuscripts
submitted, would also assure feedback for the writer.