Every week, without fail, I get dozens of emails that start out, “Can you publish this in your next edition?”
More often than not, the answer is yes — if the email gets to me, and gets to me in time.
If the email doesn’t get to me in time, the answer isn’t as certain. And any time my answer is no, it disappoints me as much as it does the senders. One “no” is one too many, but I’m even more beholden to deadlines than they are.