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stormie
04-15-2005, 04:57 PM
Okay, the letter was a rejection, but I'm certainly not dejected! For the first time in over five years of submitting (and getting my shares of rejection), I received a hand-written letter about why my short story wasn't accepted. First he apologized for not getting back to me sooner, then he critiqued my piece.

Just had to share this, since so many times those ubiquitous form letters come back in our SASE's.

So, good rejection does happen!

Torin
04-15-2005, 05:48 PM
Excellent! Now here's hoping the next thing is an acceptance and a contract! :)

Torin

aka eraser
04-15-2005, 06:48 PM
Godbless kindly editors. :)

bluejester12
04-15-2005, 08:32 PM
It is nice to get even a form letter where they check off the things you did right and ask to try them again.

Ironic...I'm saying congrats on a rejection letter!:Wha:

Kudra
04-15-2005, 10:58 PM
You're one step closer. Woo-hoo! :snoopy:

dragonjax
04-15-2005, 11:51 PM
Nice job, getting a personalized critique!

:Sun:

stormie
04-16-2005, 12:26 AM
Yes, that particular short story has been making the rounds with no success, so that wonderful editor helped me immensely(sp? where's my dictionary....). The funny thing is, is that I've had acceptances that were form letters with just "Dear Author" in the greeting. Go figure.

arrowqueen
04-16-2005, 03:49 AM
Almost there. Form rejection; personalised rejection; acceptance.

Good luck.