Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Neither Snow, Nor Rain...

Here’s the reason we never get those check-filled acceptance letters from literary journal editors and our importane movie deal offers from Hollywood agents: mail carriers hoard mail instead of delivering it.

“In 2006, the last year the U.S. Postal Service released figures, there were 515 arrests and 466 convictions for "internal theft." That figure includes abandonment and hoarding cases, where the motive has remained constant since the days of penny postage: A worker gets overwhelmed or simply disinclined to finish his route.” (from Slate magazine)


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.