Most literate adults can tell e-disaster stories: information sent to the wrong recipient or group, or discovered by the wrong person, or issued in careless wording that gave offense, or did real damage. Some of these stories are funny. Some end marriages, families, careers. Most horrific—for me, and I’d wager, for most authors—are those tidings (cannonballs) of dismissal or rejection—sometimes the more formal, the worse.
At ZYZZYVA, Joan Frank writes about the bittersweet relationship writers have with their email inboxes.