of this crowded world of gray.
The wind can keep me.
Dear Stephanie Force,
We have receive your e-mails from yesterday.
You have not passed the test.
You'll not be published in the version on paper of CLH 4/2013 and you'll not become a contributor of our journal.
Please don't use in no way our translation into Romanian of your poems, thank you.
Which is not able to do a small sacrifice (to buy a book, a journal, to donate for a cultural project, and prefere ever to eat a tortilla in a fast food) will not receive nothing important from life in order of his aspirations.
Gotta got away, yes, but whithout any perspectives.
DD & CLHI did not change a word or typo. I was unaware that I was being tested, and that the definition of "wish" was actually "required". Also, when I set out on this endeavor of reaching out after a year, I debated using instead the email I set up for blog and writing related inquiries. I decided to use my personal account (gottagetaway18, which I set up at the beginning of high school) because it was what the correspondence originally started with. I figured it might also help with the recognition of my name and blog. I didn't think that it would actually be used in rejection of my writing and contribution. My response was as so:
What test? You reached out to a student to become involved in your publications. As a student, there are other monetary obligations that come first. Above that, you did not make it clear to me that a payment was required to be part of the journal.
Likewise, you are not allowed to use my writing in any form; online, in print, etc .
I thank you for the opportunity, but if I may, leave you with a few recommendations for future use.
1) Work on your spelling and communication skills; some of your e-mails contained several typos and broken sentences.2) Make things VERY clear to the next person you approach as to how the CLH works.\
All the best,
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