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Poetry rejections

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We’re sorry we can’t use "--," which you submitted to upstreet number --. We have received a great deal of work by writers who will not be included in the final selection, but certainly deserve to have their voices heard in other publications. We wish you all the best with your writing; thank you for giving us the opportunity to read it. The Editors upstreet P.O. Box 105 Richmond, MA 01254-0105 http://www.upstreet-mag.org/

Prose rejections

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Dear —: We're sorry we can't use "—," which you submitted to upstreet number eleven. We have received a great deal of work by writers who will not be included in the final selection, but we do appreciate your having thought of upstreet. We wish you all the best with your writing; thank you for giving us the opportunity to read it. The Editors upstreet P.O. Box 105 Richmond, MA 01254-0105 http://www.upstreet-mag.org/

Tiered

Dear NAME: I’m sorry to tell you that we won’t be using the work you submitted to the seventh issue of upstreet. This issue has not been easy to get into. Out of almost three hundred Creative Nonfiction submissions, we will be publishing fewer than a dozen. I hope you won’t let this deter you from submitting to upstreet again. We will always be glad to read and consider your work. Best of luck with your writing, and thank you for letting us read “TITLE,” which has been on our short list since we received it. Sincerely, Vivian Dorsel Editor/Publisher, upstreet P.O. Box 105 Richmond, MA 01254-0105 http://www.upstreet-mag.org/

Personal/shortlisted

Dear H.: I'm sorry to tell you that we won't be using "Storysubmission," which you submitted to the thirteenth issue of upstreet. Out of more than five thousand submissions, we will be publishing fewer than sixty. I hope you won't let this deter you from submitting to upstreet again. We will always be glad to read and consider your work. Best of luck with your writing, and thank you for letting us read "Salt." This story has been on our shortlist since we received it. Here are our reader's comments on it: "This is a steady story in many ways, and the relationship between the "xx" and the quiet resonance of daily life is excellent. But the action, such as it is, is minimal, and the ending is not very good
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