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The Lexical Funk!

Daniel has wanted to be a writer ever since he was in elementary school.He has published stories and articles in such magazines as Slipstream, Black Petals, Spindrift, Zygote in my Coffee, and Leading Edge Science Fiction. He has written four books: The Sage and the Scarecrow (a novel), the Lexical Funk (a short story collection), Reejecttion (short story/ essay collection), and The Ghosts of Nagasaki (a novel).

Feels a Lot Like High School Literary Magazine

Dear Mr. Clausen:


First of all, this rejection letter does not reflect on the quality of your work. I realize that this seems a contradiction given that we are supposed to judge based on quality, but no... this rejection...it’s really more about us than you.


Your manuscript is a great guy, and it’s going to find that lucky literary journal someday. You just need to give it more time. I hope we can still be friends.


Any time you want to talk about your feelings, just give us a call.


Always here for you (even though we don’t want to be intimate with your manuscript),


The Editor.