|Hiring Manager: I
grow tired of this applicant we interviewed two weeks ago. He is calling and asking us questions about when we will make our choice.
Will he not learn? I think we should continue ignoring him and not even
tell him if he was not picked. That would be expected. People do not want to hear from us
right? So we will not even respond. Boy we are gonna save millions by not
bothering to respond to applicants as well as the ones we actually interview.
Everyone else in the room: Excellent idea sir! We will be RICH!
Letter from - Gestalten|
Submitted by - Anonymous
Last updated on 11/19/2004
And the letter reads:
Hi XXXXXXX:View Comments
Thanks for sending work. We're pretty open to new writers; every issue
of Gestalten has at least 1 totally unpublished poet. But overall, people don't usually start writing experimental work. Your poems are quirky, and have a light-hearted tone that we don't see very often. But we need heavily experimental, abstract work---the sort of stuff most people don't accept as "poetry." The Gestalten web site has some samples from past issues (see also the "Selby" gallery).