Be careful of what you say in your e-mails.
March 20, 2002 10:34 AM   Subscribe

Be careful of what you say in your e-mails. Very funny yet scary e-mails from a publisher to the editor of Writer's Weekly. Notice how this person goes from business-like to downright nasty. (Note: lots of bad words and racist remarks!)
posted by braun_richard (7 comments total)
You'd think someone associated with Writer's Weekly would have a more....subtle way of expressing themselves.
posted by mrmanley at 10:37 AM on March 20, 2002

Someone associated with Writer's Weekly? No, mrmanley, these nasty e-mails are NOT from Writer's Weekly, they are TO Writer's Weekly, from Presstige.
posted by braun_richard at 10:43 AM on March 20, 2002


Ah. I read too fast and comprehended wrongly. Still, one asumes that a *publisher* (which Presstige is) would still have a finer sense of language.

Better still, Presstige would do themselves and eveyone else a favor if they dropped this racist jerk into the Marianas Trench.
posted by mrmanley at 11:00 AM on March 20, 2002

Would have been much more interesting, I think, if the whole thing was more organized. As MrManley did, I got lost in it, not really knowing what belonged to whom, and in which order... Mmmmh...
posted by XiBe at 11:07 AM on March 20, 2002

I think that "alleged publisher" is probably more accurate. Follow the link to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America site that shows the original warning posted about this woman.
posted by Irontom at 11:18 AM on March 20, 2002

Here's her website and a few choice quotes:

"Martha Ivery first published Pickles and Peanuts, a young adult adventure story through first hand experience with her divorce from her husband of 15 years. Her eleven-year-old daughter had a hard time coping with the loss of her father, so Martha wrote about it. Pickles and Peanuts sold over 5000 copies on the first print run and are still selling."

5000 copies - smokin!

"Life is not about what you don't have material wise, it is about loving, and showing kindness to others. If you can give a smile to a passerby, or show some act of kindness to anyone you meet or know, then you'll know why you were placed on this earth, if it was just for that one smile."

Apparently, she has finished her one smile and no longer feels obligated to show kindness to others...
posted by Irontom at 11:26 AM on March 20, 2002

Man the layout on that site makes it impossible to figure out who is saying what to who. Some nasty emails, but the context is only mentioned in passing.
posted by patrickje at 11:37 AM on March 20, 2002

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