So a bit of an embarrassing story, but I kind of have to share it anyway.
A few months ago, I submitted a piece of erotica to Lucrezia Magazine. I finally got a response last night. The editor said that despite the piece's "economic relevance," it wasn't right for the magazine. I was a little confused as to how an erotic story about ballroom dancers was at all economically relevant, but I was busy with other things at the moment and didn't have time to mull it over too much.
A little while later, I got another email from the editor, noting that the document I had sent did not match the piece I described in my cover letter. I checked the attachment and sure enough - I hadn't sent in my erotica at all - I had sent her my entry for the Real Simple essay contest.
Out of curiosity, I went and checked the email I had sent to Real Simple for the contest entry. And what was attached? Not the essay. But my ballroom erotica. I bet those editors were quite surprised when they read my entry . . .
Anyway, the Lucrezia editor invited me to resubmit the correct piece, which I did, with apologies and gratitude.
I could be annoyed with myself over this, but it's far too good a story. I can't help but laugh at myself.
Anyway, the editor invited me to resubmit the correct piece, which I promptly