Dear author(s)

The standard of submissions was exceptional;
The PC really had their work cut out.
We much regret that we could not accept them all.

It wasn't that we found your work objectionable --
We simply felt it lacked a little clout.
(The standard of submissions was exceptional).

It promises to be a fine convention, full
Of new ideas -- it seems there's lots about!
How sad, indeed, that we could not accept them all.

To compensate, we'll set up the reception hall
For posters; space will be hard fought, no doubt --
The standard of submissions was exceptional.

We hope the suffixed feedback is effectual,
And that your paper thrives in the next bout.
If only we'd been able to accept them all :-(

Meanwhile, we trust you won't let this rejection stall
Your signing-up; we'd like a strong turnout:
The standard of submissions was exceptional,
It's just too bad that we could not accept them all.


Carolyn Whitnall, 2014