View Full Version : Best Rejection Ever

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!

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


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

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:

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

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


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.

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

Good luck.