Stories from a Moron: Real Stories Rejected by Real Magazines

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St. Martin's Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Humor - 256 pages

"Sorry, there's no way we can use this."
- Plumpers Magazine

"As a word of advice, it always helps for writers to be familiar with the publications they submit material to."
- Fencers Quarterly Magazine

Ed writes short stories. He's prolific. And desperate to get published. But he sends his stories to the wrong magazines. As for the magazines? Well, they don't mind telling him so:

"Dear Ed: I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry..."

"Dear Ed: Thank you for your recent submission to Steamboat Magazine; it was wonderful to hear how much our magazine has touched you..."

"Dear Ed: We do not publish stories about individuals like Conugal Cal, or about underwear-no matter how often references are made to fencing."

"Dear Mr. Broth: Thank you for providing the editors with an opportunity to review your manuscript, 'Luau Lester'..."

"Dear Mr. Broth: Thank you for the opportunity to review your article, 'My Car Ride with Daddy,' for possible publication in Mushing..."

With this book, Ed Broth finally sees his work published. His "Stories of Hope & Inspiration" and his "Stories of Meaning & Sacrament" plus his passionate pitches to place his writing in our nation's premier publications-from Pest Control Magazine to Arthritis Today-are all to be found in the book you hold in your hands.

Some might have advised Ed not to send his story "I Love Dogs" to I Love Cats Magazine or to stop submitting revised stories to editors who have already turned them down. But, well, that's just not the way Ed's mind works. Studded like a rich cranberry strudel with nuggets of genius -from cartoons and advertisements to actual newspaper articles from across the country - Stories From a Moron is an addictive journey into the mind of a great talent.

 

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Contents

Bibb County Mini Mall
Big Mans Teddys
Cumberland County Shoe Store
Bibb County Shoe Store
Stories of Love and Encouragement
The Hug Store
The Pat on the Back Store
The Walk You To Your Car Store

Daddy was a Kleptomaniac
Conjugal Cal The Steamboater
Mamma
Daddy was a Bedwetter
Broken Garage Door
High School Days
High School Days With a Lot of of Muzzle Blasting
Daddy was a Muzzle Blaster
Stories of Dignity and Esteem
Tourettes Sign Language
Tourettes Sign Language With Loads of Vermont
My Scarecrow
New Lawn Mower
The Complete Novel Involving The Breadth Scope of The Harry S Truman Presidency
The Smog Certificate
Stories of Faith and Determination Plus Cartoons
My Boyhood
Rudy the Contortionist
Big Mans Panties
Stories of Fortitude and Purpose
Part 2 of The Hotel Honor Bar Story
Summer Fun
The Wash Up Town
This Morning
Later that Afternoon
I Love Dogs
I Love Dogs But Lets Face ItI Really Love Cats
Stories of Meaning and Sacrament
My Talk with Daddy
My Car Ride with Daddy
My Bungee Jump with Daddy
Meelee Wobbles Swimmin Holes
My Day with Daddy the Pest Control Man
Honolulu Hank
Luau Lester
Bibb County Elections
Stories of Spirit and Courage Plus Windshield Flyers
Octavegan Dating Service
Teenies Sister Kitty
Famous Descendants
Part 3 of The Hotel Honor Bar Story
The Gene Rayburn Story
Part 2 of The Gene Rayburn Story
Part 3 of The Gene Rayburn Story
The Fencer Who Returned Shorty Pajamas to the Store
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About the author (2005)

Ed Broth is a prolific and enthusiastic writer who lives in Toluca Lake, California. Stories from a Moron is his first book.

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