I hate the automated reply system and so should you. If we’re going to spend the time to organize our works and submit them, an automated response serves no purpose, does it? I read this several times and I’m still not sure that it was read and considered. Regardless of the response, positive or negative, or “automated” it’s important to know that it was in fact read, otherwise it all begins to seem like an “exercise”. Was really looking forward to a response from them. It’s a good magazine though…
“We have read your submission, and unfortunately we are not able to use it in The Threepenny Review. Please do not take this as a comment on the quality of your writing; we receive so many submissions that we are able to accept only a small fraction of them.
Thank you for sending your work to us, and please accept our apologies for the automated message system. We wish we had time to reply to everyone individually.