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David McAfee
09-22-2005, 09:53 PM
Sent a query, synopsis, and partial to Prospect Literary (per their guidelines) last night at about 7pm. By noon today I had my rejection. The last agent I sent a partial to took 6 weeks to reject me. :D

scfirenice
09-22-2005, 10:25 PM
That is fast. Sorry. This is the stinky part of writing.

scfirenice
09-22-2005, 10:26 PM
Did you post it on the 2005 collectors thread? Very important.

arrowqueen
09-23-2005, 01:46 AM
Bad news travels fast.Better luck with your next try.

David McAfee
09-23-2005, 04:41 AM
well, I couldn't help myself. I wrote the agent back and asked if she could tell me why it was rejected. I didn't expect a response, but I got one. This is what she said:


"Dear Mr. McAfee,

It seemed derivative of other books on the market though your writing was
strong. I'd be happy to take a look at anything new and original in the
future!"


This is actually encouraging, because it means that even if I can't get this first book published, there is still hope for me.

Greenwolf103
10-05-2005, 01:17 AM
Sorry about the rejection but that is an encouraging invitation. Good luck in landing an agent -- this one or another one. ;)

Jamesaritchie
10-05-2005, 06:31 AM
I'd be happy to take a look at anything new and original in the future!"

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"Original" is the killer, isn't it?

September skies
10-05-2005, 07:42 AM
There it is. :) There's hope yet.

No, actually...that was nice that they wrote you back with an answer.
Good luck to you.

Robin Bayne
10-05-2005, 08:01 PM
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It seemed derivative of other books on the market though your writing was
strong. I'd be happy to take a look at anything new and original in the
future!"

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Sorry you got an R, but it was a pretty encouraging one!! Did you include any market info on why your book was better than/had something more/was unique from other books on the market already??