Dear Trace Ramsey,

Thank you for submitting “Maltby Road” to The Spectacle. We truly appreciate the opportunity to read your work. While we can’t accept this submission right now, we want to let you know that we really enjoyed reading it.

We were particularly impressed with all of the highly evocative descriptions in the piece. As an elegy to an old family home, this was a touching portrait. Ultimately though, we felt that the familiar relationships could have used a touch more development, and that the concluding section, while well written, was a bewildering shift away from the larger concerns of the piece. That said, we felt this was a remarkable piece of writing.

Thanks again for thinking of us, and we hope you’ll consider submitting more of your work in the future.

The Spectacle

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