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Maryn
05-14-2008, 11:34 PM
I'm not especially dismayed at the rejection I got this week. I aimed high, and the form letter (essentially, "not right for us at this time, best luck placing...") had a handwritten note: “We enjoyed your story and look forward to more from you,” plus a signature I can't read.

It's still a no, but a good no, yes?

Maryn, who'd hoped for a sale

Twizzle
05-15-2008, 12:20 AM
a very good no, yes.

:)

dawinsor
05-15-2008, 12:33 AM
Absolutely a good rejection, especially the part about looking forward to more from you. Miss Snark used to say agents and editors always meant it when they said stuff like that.

Phaeal
05-15-2008, 01:11 AM
Very good. I'd send a little thank you note for the encouraging words. See if you can't decipher the signature by checking the publication's editor list, in mag or on-line.

zahra
05-15-2008, 01:16 AM
Sounds like a goodie to me. Good luck.

SPMiller
05-15-2008, 01:16 AM
Absolutely a good rejection, especially the part about looking forward to more from you. Miss Snark used to say agents and editors always meant it when they said stuff like that.It makes sense!

Would you waste some of your precious time handwriting something on a form letter which already explains the rejection in polite terms? Especially if it would mean getting more writing you don't like?

Of course not. This sort of encouragement is positive (albeit still a rejection) and I recommend doing exactly as they ask: send them more work.

RoccoMom
05-15-2008, 02:23 PM
A very good rejection. Send them something else, maybe it will click.

CaroGirl
05-15-2008, 05:45 PM
Definitely good. They wouldn't bother to write you a note if they didn't mean it. Be encouraged and send them something else!

stormie
05-15-2008, 05:50 PM
Try to figure out the signature. Send something else specifically to that person. Soon. That's a good rejection, Maryn!

Moon Daughter
05-15-2008, 07:24 PM
Sorry about the rejection, but at least they enjoyed it.

Saundra Julian
05-15-2008, 07:34 PM
A very good sign!