Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Thread: Rejectomancy

  1. #5726
    practical experience, FTW kd1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    254
    2 day form R from none other than JJA. He's a wily devil.

    BUT, I have some middling news to post!

  2. #5727
    Could be worse! Marzioli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Salem, OR
    Posts
    969
    Speaking of that Middling news, 5-day Shimmer R. A rave response to my writing--which was nice--but ultimately they didn't buy a major aspect of the plot.
    Last edited by Marzioli; 01-16-2013 at 03:56 AM.
    Forthcoming:
    - "Bittersweet Bedlam" @ A Darke Phantastique Anthology, August 2014

    Recent Publications:
    - "The (Zeroes and) Ones We Love" @ Ares Magazine, July 2014

    - "Splotch of Red" @ DarkFuse Anthology Series, June 2014

    Blog:
    Tales From Marz

  3. #5728
    Book lover/Spy Sai's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Back home
    Posts
    2,392
    Received a response to my query from FFO. turns out I had been rejected awhile ago but there had been a submitable snafu. It was nice in that at least my story made it to the second round and I got some good feedback on it. I'm planning to mail it to Fantasy & Science Fiction next.
    A Year on Saturn <--- My site/blog

    Absolute Visions now on sale!

    Kuri-ousity.com
    The site for manga news and reviews.



  4. #5729
    Could be worse! Marzioli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Salem, OR
    Posts
    969
    Quote Originally Posted by Sai View Post
    turns out I had been rejected awhile ago but there had been a submitable snafu.
    Oh no, condolences!

    The fact that even Submitable can error doesn't do much for my peace of mind.
    Forthcoming:
    - "Bittersweet Bedlam" @ A Darke Phantastique Anthology, August 2014

    Recent Publications:
    - "The (Zeroes and) Ones We Love" @ Ares Magazine, July 2014

    - "Splotch of Red" @ DarkFuse Anthology Series, June 2014

    Blog:
    Tales From Marz

  5. #5730
    practical experience, FTW fihr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    1,013
    Commiserations everyone, especially Sai re the snafu. Good luck with the re-subs. Some of those R's sound promising anyway (Sai, kd, Marzioli).

  6. #5731
    Book lover/Spy Sai's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Back home
    Posts
    2,392
    Quote Originally Posted by Marzioli View Post
    Oh no, condolences!

    The fact that even Submitable can error doesn't do much for my peace of mind.
    Just goes to show that it's generally a good idea to query, 'cause you never know.
    A Year on Saturn <--- My site/blog

    Absolute Visions now on sale!

    Kuri-ousity.com
    The site for manga news and reviews.



  7. #5732
    Oerba Yun Fang DragonHeart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    1,852
    Adding my crickets to the chorus. Just sent out my first sub in 3 years. Appropriately, it's an older flash piece that I just never did anything with. Now I get to wait for my first rejection.
    Give it your best shot!
    Blog Goodreads Twitter
    Content Writer for The Final Fantasy

  8. #5733
    Benefactor Member alexshvartsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    2,049
    Quote Originally Posted by DragonHeart View Post
    Adding my crickets to the chorus. Just sent out my first sub in 3 years. Appropriately, it's an older flash piece that I just never did anything with. Now I get to wait for my first rejection.
    Good luck with your first new submission!

    I do hope you looked at the story/revised before sending it out. When I look at anything of mine that's 1+ years old, I go "yeesh" and revise it a bunch, because I can write better today than I could a year ago. I suspect I'll be doing the same thing to my current stories in 2014.

  9. #5734
    It is so ordered. AW Moderator zanzjan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    6,769
    Quote Originally Posted by DragonHeart View Post
    Adding my crickets to the chorus. Just sent out my first sub in 3 years. Appropriately, it's an older flash piece that I just never did anything with. Now I get to wait for my first rejection.
    Yay, go you, and good luck with the sub! Even if you get rejected, it's a huge step forward. And hey, maybe it won't be an R after all
    zanzjan.net - twitter - facebook
    2015: Tuesdays, Asimov's, March (read here!)
    2015 Sturgeon Memorial Award 2nd Place Finalist for Shatterdown (Asimov's, June 2014)

    "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today." --Will Rogers

  10. #5735
    Benefactor Member alexshvartsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    2,049
    A day and a half to a form R from Electric Velocipede.

  11. #5736
    Could be worse! Marzioli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Salem, OR
    Posts
    969
    Yesterday I got a 4-day Electric Velocipede form R. It reads surprisingly like I got rejected from Clarkesworld.
    Last edited by Marzioli; 01-17-2013 at 10:00 AM.
    Forthcoming:
    - "Bittersweet Bedlam" @ A Darke Phantastique Anthology, August 2014

    Recent Publications:
    - "The (Zeroes and) Ones We Love" @ Ares Magazine, July 2014

    - "Splotch of Red" @ DarkFuse Anthology Series, June 2014

    Blog:
    Tales From Marz

  12. #5737
    Oerba Yun Fang DragonHeart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    1,852
    @Alex: I most certainly did revise it first. Story's under 150 words so it didn't really take long to do.

    @zan: Thanks. I've actually sent out stories before (only 2, but still), I just haven't received any rejections yet.
    Give it your best shot!
    Blog Goodreads Twitter
    Content Writer for The Final Fantasy

  13. #5738
    Could be worse! Marzioli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Salem, OR
    Posts
    969
    Apex 10 day form R.

    17-day personal R from Waylines. Some nice comments, but ultimately a fail.

    Update: 3-day personal R from Conjuring. Must not have hated it, though, because they recommended I try it at their sister publication Nightfall.
    Last edited by Marzioli; 01-20-2013 at 09:49 AM.
    Forthcoming:
    - "Bittersweet Bedlam" @ A Darke Phantastique Anthology, August 2014

    Recent Publications:
    - "The (Zeroes and) Ones We Love" @ Ares Magazine, July 2014

    - "Splotch of Red" @ DarkFuse Anthology Series, June 2014

    Blog:
    Tales From Marz

  14. #5739
    Girl Detective
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4
    Distressing one day rejection from ASIM

    A form rejection with no feed back which is VERY unlike them - they usually have quite detailed feedback from both slush readers that rejected it.

    I'm honestly confused -- obviously you don't know whether I'm a decent writer or not, but it's certainly perfectly formatted and error-free (I'm an editor) and this particular piece got a really encouraging personal rejection from IGMS, a higher-tier market.

    *whimper*

  15. #5740
    We’ll see what happens from here… Eliza C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    853
    Quote Originally Posted by Marzioli View Post
    3-day personal R from Conjuring. Must not have hated it, though, because they recommended I try it at their sister publication Nightfall.
    Sorry about the R's, but that last sounds very encouraging.

    girldetective - try not to take it to heart. It's actually only one person who reads slush initially (then two on the second round, then the editor at the third round). The first and second round readers often give comments but not always. Sorry for the R, though - better luck with the next market.
    Website:
    The Speculative Worlds of Liz Colter





    Thiery's Sons, complete at 115k
    A Borrowed Hell, complete at 71k

  16. #5741
    practical experience, FTW kd1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    254
    21 day form from Untied Shoelaces. Gotten personals for this story elsewhere, so I know there is a home out there for it. I just have to find it.

  17. #5742
    Teacher in Space renard79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    The South
    Posts
    299
    10 day R from Phantom Drift. Is "there's a lot to admire here" part of their form, or more a personal?

    Had some positive feedback on this, so will find a home, I'm certain.
    Blog

    “Your head's like mine, like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars.”
    Grant Morrison, The Invisibles, Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution



  18. #5743
    practical experience, FTW Pemako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    148
    Quote Originally Posted by girldetective View Post
    Distressing one day rejection from ASIM

    A form rejection with no feed back which is VERY unlike them - they usually have quite detailed feedback from both slush readers that rejected it.

    I'm honestly confused -- obviously you don't know whether I'm a decent writer or not, but it's certainly perfectly formatted and error-free (I'm an editor) and this particular piece got a really encouraging personal rejection from IGMS, a higher-tier market.

    *whimper*
    Yeah, I got one of those lightning fast Rs from ASIM a few months back, and I was REALLY upset, but the piece sold to the very next market I sent it to, so I wouldn't read too much into it. Maybe the reader was just having a bad day. Sorry for the R, though.

  19. #5744
    practical experience, FTW kd1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    254
    Quote Originally Posted by kd1984 View Post
    21 day form from Untied Shoelaces. Gotten personals for this story elsewhere, so I know there is a home out there for it. I just have to find it.
    And I found that home today.

    *Heads over to Braggage.

  20. #5745
    Teacher in Space renard79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    The South
    Posts
    299
    First R from Clarkesworld, as expected.

    Back out the door tomorrow.
    Blog

    “Your head's like mine, like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars.”
    Grant Morrison, The Invisibles, Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution



  21. #5746
    practical experience, FTW
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    120
    61-day form R from 3&5. Whew! I was beginning to worry they'd thrown in the towel without notifying anyone. It looks like they updated their site today, as well.

  22. #5747
    Could be worse! Marzioli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Salem, OR
    Posts
    969
    Today a sold story of mine was laid to final rest as a potential audio story. The last viable market, Drabblecast, shut it down with a 4-day form R. Looks like if I want this audio-ed up, I'll have to do it myself. Which I won't!
    Last edited by Marzioli; 01-23-2013 at 04:45 AM.
    Forthcoming:
    - "Bittersweet Bedlam" @ A Darke Phantastique Anthology, August 2014

    Recent Publications:
    - "The (Zeroes and) Ones We Love" @ Ares Magazine, July 2014

    - "Splotch of Red" @ DarkFuse Anthology Series, June 2014

    Blog:
    Tales From Marz

  23. #5748
    Girl Detective
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by Pemako View Post
    Yeah, I got one of those lightning fast Rs from ASIM a few months back, and I was REALLY upset, but the piece sold to the very next market I sent it to, so I wouldn't read too much into it. Maybe the reader was just having a bad day. Sorry for the R, though.
    Thanks, that's comforting! Not that I expect the same results, but that it's not necessarily meaningful

  24. #5749
    Sockpuppet
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    109
    Rejection number 30. Not a number a feel like celebrating. 17 query-only still pending a reply and 24 other queries either with a partial or a requested partial. Hopefully one of those 41 will reply with something positive.

    For now, beer me!!!!!

  25. #5750
    practical experience, FTW Project Deadlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The Shire of Oxford
    Posts
    852
    4-pronged rejectolanche last eventide! And my football team got knocked out the semi-finals of major cup competition by a team four divisions below us... To quote the great man: "Wtf did I do?!"

Page 230 of 324 FirstFirst ... 130155180205220224225226227228229230231232233234235236240255280305 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Custom Search