8.22.2006

Nitwits of the day: YOU?

The crapometer is NOT open yet.

Do NOT send entries until you see a post that says something akin to SEND NOW.

The previous post was to let you know how it's going to run this time, and give you time to polish your pearls of query.

Notice the paragraph that says "end of the month"? yea, that one, the one you missed reading.

I've been nice to the folks who've messed up so far.
I'm getting less so.

Also, I will post a demo entry closer to the actual day so you can see format examples.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOLY SHIT! I mean, HOLY SH#%. Wow. I wouldn't be so nice.

News flash! Miss Snark is a softie!!!!!!

writtenwyrdd said...

ROFLMAO! We all take turns being dumb and/or missing the obvious. (I hope my number isn't next.)

Feisty said...

Premature Emailization. A common problem of writers who suffer from delayed gratification.

The Rejected Writer said...

Getting in touch with my inner Snark:

I would think that a prequesite for being a writer is knowing how to read.

But maybe that's just me

Ryan Field said...

Damn, I wish I could have put money down on this. I knew they'd do it.

Anonymous said...

Dear Miss Snark:

For bringing the Crapometer back for yet the third time, I can only think of you as a sadistic saint. Bless you.

Rikoshi said...

I'm sure that the inability to read and follow instructions doesn't bode well for any would-be writer, anyway. :)

Stephanie Blake, Colorado Writer said...
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delilah said...

Oh heavens, leave the poor things alone.

They've just got busy trigger fingers from being all in a twitter about the crapometer.

I hope the dear things get their submissions chosen.

Nonny said...

I missed it on the first read-through myself, too. Thankfully, I make a point of reading guidelines/etc over several times just in case I missed something. :)

That being said, I've been dealing with idiots who can't find things in plain open sight for several years now, much less click links to find the info themselves. (I co-admin an online writing community.) I feel your pain, and all I can suggest is 16pt bold for anything you don't want people to miss.

Or as another person suggested, disqualify the nitwits. :)

Red Dorrian said...

I damn well love this blog, both for Miss Snark's valued wisdom and for such phrases as this:

Premature Emailization.

Feisty, that was a good one!

roach said...

You could write your guidelines in 16 point font. You could bold it, underline it, even having flashing graphics that play a little midi stating "Read the Freaking Guidelines People!" And you would still have people only honing in on the submissions e-mail address. It's just one of those wonderful quirks of human nature.

"Premature Emailization" - ha!

brownenicky said...

I don't think the ability to read instructions and the ability to
write have much to do with each other - thankfully. Being good at the whole submission hurdle stuff has nothing to do with the quality
of the work produced. All good secretaries are not good writers and vice versa. Some of us are just
not good at detail, directions,
and doing as we're told.

Marva said...

Now I don't feel so stupid for not looking at the Snarkofile for an email address. I was pretty sure that uranitwit@... thing was not legit.

I do have my entry all ready to go. Damn. I'm going out of town near the end of the month and will probably miss the window.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Ya, ya, ya, you meanies. Even the most pixie of us may have ... just may have ... not read it right and sent stuff way too soon.

Jumpin' snapin' great winged snoodles! Can't a princess ever make a mistake without you wantin' blood?

My goat did it!

Res said...

It's sad that the most exciting part of my day is coming to this site and rapidly mashing f5 like a trained rat on speed, jonesing for a fix.

f5 f5 f5 f5 F5 F5 F5

Feisty said...

The Princess is exempt from all criticism. She contributes too much levity to be held responsible for premature emailization. Perhaps a little Clickagra will help her.

Anonymous said...

Miss Snark, you almost sound like a Midwesterner, being so gracious and all.

jude calvert-toulmin said...

do any of you snarklings have any idea whether i should be attempting to write an email in double spacing? ive never done this before :S any help much appreciated!