I Took My Drama Somewhere Else. You May Live To Regret It.

2 Sep

Oh my lovely followers.

Prepare for a story of rudeness. And rage.

To provide full context, I have to start at the beginning.

4 April 2011 –  I submit my 1st story to Kasma Magazine. They look good, they pay money. I’m a noob to getting paid at this point. I assume it was rejected, I’ve deleted emails from that time so I have no actual record but I know it was a no sale.

20 September 2015 –  I submit my 2nd story to Kasma Magazine.
16 December 2015 – I receive an email telling me my story arrived.
31 October 2016 – I shitlist Kasma Magazine for the first time. Over the last few months I had sent them my story a total of 5 times. Eventually I got an email telling me they’d never received it, despite telling me they had. THIS IS YOUR FIRST ALARM.
15 February 2018 – I submit another story to Kasma Magazine.
6 July 2018 – I query the story via twitter. THIS IS YOUR SECOND ALARM.
2 August 2018 – I email a query to Kasma. At this point I have been nothing if patient & professional.
22 August 2018 – I tweet the following:-

2nd Sept 2018 – Kasma send me the following tweet:-

How rude, right? Not very professional at all. I decide to maintain the high ground, and send this tweet:-

I then think, this is the end of the matter. I’ve been professional, broken off contact. Later I get this back:-

That’s my response at the end.

So I was asked to take my drama elsewhere. Oh look, I did.

These are tweets from an SF site who’ve been operating for over 10 years. Over those ten years I assume they’ve had submissions from all kinds of idiots, dickheads, cunts, wankers, twats, tossers and shitheads.

And then I submitted to them. And this is how they treated me.

Now. I could have gotten angry. Could have sworn at them. I’ve checked the submission and query emails I sent them. All very professional too. I’ll happily upload those too, to demonstrate how I’ve been nothing but patient & professional with Kasma Magazine.

I am a veteran. I served through 2 wars. I wasn’t even treated this badly during hostilities! I mean, there was that time where I was made to do shredding for 14 hrs of a 15 hr shift without any breaks but that was nothing.

If you think I’ve been treated badly, I ask only this of you.

Boycott Kasma Magazine, advise everyone you know not to read it either. Don’t visit their site, don’t buy their books.

Please don’t send them hate mail, or hate tweets. I am NOT about hate. Hate is not my thing.
I do not hate Kasma Magazine. If anything, I’m disappointed at them.

If you wish to show your support, just don’t use the Kasma Magazine site.

I’ve been called a nuisance. Fine, I’ll to accept that role. This post is how much a nuisance I can be.
I’ll be honest. I haven’t even got out of first gear yet.

I was asked to take my drama elsewhere. I’ve done that.

6 Responses to “I Took My Drama Somewhere Else. You May Live To Regret It.”

  1. Alex Korovessis July 16, 2020 at 5:50 am #

    Ray… forgiveness!!! Jesus words, not mine.

    • Ray Daley July 16, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

      Doesn’t that book also say something about “Do unto others…”? I never did get an explanation why you chose to single me out for this kind of treatment? I don’t think I ever did or said anything to cause offence. Care to have your say?

      I stuck to my word though, I’ve never sent you anything since. This just made me try harder at other markets, by the way.

      • Alexander Korovessis July 26, 2020 at 12:20 am #

        Ray let me make it up to you sir!

      • Alex Korovessis July 26, 2020 at 12:21 am #

        Let me publish one of your stories ..

      • Alex Korovessis July 26, 2020 at 12:22 am #

        I was under a great deal of stress. I was wrong and I apologize.

  2. Ray Daley July 26, 2020 at 1:38 am #

    If it’s a genuine offer, then hey, I can forgive. I am not heartless. My only question, just publication or also an actual sale? Keep an eye on your inbox.

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