I submitted a sweater design to a book a few months ago, and was very excited when they replied and said it had made the initial round of selection, and would likely be included, pending discussion with the publisher. Today I have another email telling me that it’s not going to be in the book after all. I’m disappointed, especially since previous design submissions hadn’t even made it that far. I’m more disappointed still that they sent me a form letter without the blanks filled in. That’s pretty tacky.

So I’ll find somewhere else to submit the design. Or not. Maybe I’ll try Interweave Knits, since the rejections I’ve received from them have had a personal note. That always makes me feel a little better about it.

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