Quotation of the Week: Various Journal/Magazine Editors

“I’m sorry.”

Such was the response of pretty much every editor who addressed an audience member’s question/complaint about slow submission response times during the panel on “The State of the Essay in the Publishing Marketplace” at Welcome Table Press‘ inaugural symposium, “In Praise of the Essay: Practice & Form,” which took place here in NYC last Saturday. (Whew! That is one long sentence I just wrote!)