Folks, you can't make this stuff up. Recall this post, where I mentioned an author who sent an unsolicited 15-meg file to us, clogged our email box, and then did it a second time.
I replied by email the second time this happened, thanking him for his military service, but telling him that jamming our system with an unsolicited giant manuscript is about as dumb a thing as a potential author can do; it does not follow our (or likely anyone's) submission guidelines, and it will never help him get published. I pointedly asked him to STOP doing that.
Here is his reply today via email:
No other publisher/agency has this kind of problem. Suggest you learn more about the internet and talk with your ISP.
Am not interested in reading your damn blog nor am I interested in dealing with you. How can you call me names and you are wrong. I will get published (I have two houses interested) even though the lead time is years...2015. And I have the Navy contacts.
So you can KMA, you arrogant and rude SOB.
Capt. J. L. S.
Any publishers out there that would like to work with this respectful, helpful, friendly, and cooperative author? Hello? Anyone out there?
I didn't think so.