I would like to think Adventure Sports Journal rejected the last couple articles I submitted to them due to artistic differences. But the unfortunate truth is these last couple articles, to put it into literary terms, sucked.
Of course, the editor of Adventure Sports Journal was way to kind to tell me my articles sucked. Instead responding with comments like “doesn’t hang together” or “reads like a Wikipedia article” or the ultimate kiss of death “I’m sure there’s a few people who would find this interesting”. I suppose real writers actually use a more descriptive vocabulary to describe bad writing simply responding “this sucks”.
But I appreciated the continued encouragement from the folks at Adventure Sports Journal, and published some short beer reviews of mine in the back of the magazine. I kept plugging away. And they liked my interview with Sean Turner of Mammoth Brewing posted earlier on this blog and decided to run it, which you can read it here.