Here’s hoping the editor of Clockwork Phoenix has a sense of humour…
I was trying to forward ‘Singing Breath’ from one email address to another, and didn’t realise that Gmail automatically forwards emails to ALL previous recipients of that email. SO, when I clicked ‘send’ to myself, Gmail sent the email (with the original ‘Please consider this story’ email message) BACK TO MIKE ALLEN!
D’OH isn’t strong enough to express how stupid I feel right now!! Not only did he send a lovely rejection, which clearly stated that submissions were now closed, but I had to go and send the EXACT SAME EMAIL back to him!
Frickin’ idiot, that’s me.
So I sent a ‘thanks for your rejection email’ email to him, hoping that that would SOMEHOW cover up my blunder (I know it won’t.)