Rejected by McSweeney’s

A couple of weeks ago I came up with what I thought was an amusing list, and instead of putting it up on this site with no warning (as I have done in the past), I decided to do something different with it. So I sent it to McSweeney’s to see if they wanted to use it in their Lists section.

Well, it came back about ten minutes ago with a polite rejection. What’s a writer to do? Post it on his on site, naturally.

Works from the “Dark Period” of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light:

“Self Immolation”

“The Deer and the Headlights”

“Napalm in the Evening”

“Ol’ Sparky”

“Chernobyl Sky”

“The Last Thing He Saw”


well you wore out your welcome with random precision
rode on the steel breeze
come on you raver, you seer of visions
come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner
and shine

(via iPod Shuffle)

Update 2/2/06:
I have to include something about Thomas Kinkade that was just brought to my attention: Thomas Kinkade, Painter Marketer of Light.

Update 2/2/06 II:
Heavens, I had no idea how far down the Thomas Kinkade rabbit hole went. Here’s another, this time for Kinkade’s novel: Thomas Kinkade – Writer of Dreck™

Here’s taste of the venom in the review:

Kinkade’s introduction is about as good as it gets for those seeking to plunder “Cape Light” for literary kitsch on a par with the hollyhocked and morning-gloried cottage porn of his paintings.


One response to “Rejected by McSweeney’s

  1. They reject all my lists too, Joe. (I like yours, if that counts for anything…)

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