The Journal Of Universal Rejection : Planet Money There exists a journal so prestigious — so elite and selective — that it has never published a single manuscript.
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The Journal Of Universal Rejection

There exists a journal so prestigious — so elite and selective — that it has never published a single manuscript. It has rejected every submission it has every received. It is the aptly named Journal of Universal Rejection.

From the publication's submission guidelines:

The JofUR solicits any and all types of manuscript: poetry, prose, visual art, and research articles. You name it, we take it, and reject it. Your manuscript may be formatted however you wish. Frankly, we don't care.

...Often the Editor-in-Chief will reject your work out-of-hand, without even reading it! However, he might read it. Probably he'll skim. ... rejection may languish like your email buried in the Editor-in-Chief's inbox. But it will come, swift or slow, as surely as death. Rejection.

Submissions should be emailed to J.Universal.Rejection@gmail.com. Small files only, please. Why not just send the first couple pages if it is long?

(Note to Planet Money readers: If you submit something, please let us know how it goes!)

From the journal's archives:

  • March 2009 (Vol 1, No 1) contents: (empty)
  • June 2009 (Vol 1, No 2) contents: (empty)
  • September 2009 (Vol 1, No 3) contents: (empty)
  • December 2009 (Vol 1, No 4) contents: (empty - because we were on holiday)
  • March 2010 (Vol 2, No 1) contents: (empty)
  • June 2010 (Vol 2, No 2) contents: (empty)

    Hat tip: Kedrosky

  • Update: The blog Retraction Watch has an interview with the journal's editor.