It’s not often that you get great apologies or even apologies so please take a look at The Canary Press:
If you’re a genre writer, our pitch probably seemed pretty gormless.
We chose an out-of-context baseball analogy and made lazy references to space aliens. And we’re sorry for it.
In the original pitch we used the line, “We want to bring literature to the cheap seats.” Short stories used to be a stadium sport. A problem faced by the Australian literary scene is that most people who read short stories these days are playing on the pitch. The bleachers are empty.
If you are scratching your head, this incident was what I was referring to in my post here.