Recently some folks have objected to having their work turned down via form letter. We regret that this is a necessary expedient, but there it is. We want to alert all authors who may be submitting work to BLIP that it is our standard practice to notify contributors whose work we are not using via this mechanism. If one of our editors knows an author personally, there may be an added personal note, but otherwise, we will continue to use the impersonal form letter. We request that contributors not take receipt of such as a slight of any kind. Given the scarcity of staff and the number of submissions it is simple necessity. We hope you understand.