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Ah, the irony

Friday, 13 May 2016

So, I write this science fiction story which deliberately plays with the whole opening scene in a space bar cliché, working the trope into the story with knowing dramatic irony, for good and believable plot reasons which are fully resolved by the end of the tale.

I am quite pleased with it. I submit it to a certain well-known market.

The editor rejects it because the opening scene is a cliché.

Sigh. Not sure if they simply didn't bother to read the full story or whether they just out-ironied my irony...


  1. How frustrating! Maybe you ought to ensure that the title is a bit of a give-away for your subtlety.


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