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macandal
09-27-2005, 02:47 AM
Just got my first rejection. This is for the agent I really wanted. She represents people whose subject matter is similar to mine. She didn't even ask to read the full ms. She rejected me from my query. Claims she has too many clients at the moment. Is there anything one can do to UN-reject oneself (from that particular agent) or is this it?

(* some would argue that this is my 2nd but I'm not quite out at the "other" agency so I don't consider it a rejection--that situation is too lengthy to get into here.)

StoryG27
09-27-2005, 02:56 AM
Welcome to the club!!! You can't 'un-reject' this particular work, but later, if you have other projects, this agent might be interested in seeing them. Don't get stuck on one DREAM agent. Obviously this agent isn't interested in your work, so now go find a different reputable agent who is just as passionate about your work as you are. And don't get feeling too down. Most of us have been there, done that, and come out of it just fine.

scfirenice
09-27-2005, 02:58 AM
You've made it to the big time, now go and get fifty more and then you'll find an agent! You'll develop a sense of humor about it after a while.

Julie Worth
09-27-2005, 03:02 AM
After the first hundred rejections, you will decide to lie in your query. After two hundred, you will stuff the envelopes with money, and after three hundred, you will finally get an agent, a criminal right out of The Producers, who will sell you novel for six figures. And he won't stop there. He'll sell it several times, keeping all the advances.

Jamesaritchie
09-27-2005, 10:48 AM
Just got my first rejection. This is for the agent I really wanted. She represents people whose subject matter is similar to mine. She didn't even ask to read the full ms. She rejected me from my query. Claims she has too many clients at the moment. Is there anything one can do to UN-reject oneself (from that particular agent) or is this it?

(* some would argue that this is my 2nd but I'm not quite out at the "other" agency so I don't consider it a rejection--that situation is too lengthy to get into here.)

I suspect it's no coincidence that "rejection" rhymes with "dejection," but in this case I'd just assume teh agent is telling you the truth. Good agents often do reach teh pint where they can't handle even one more client without taking on another agent. Sad, but it happens fairly often. And when this is the case, the writer really isn't being rejected. There's just no room at the inn.

Jenny
09-28-2005, 05:03 AM
And it was a personal rejection (if you're looking for crumbs of comfort, as I do). She didn't just have a minion whack a "go away" note in your SASE.

Robin Bayne
09-29-2005, 05:50 AM
No, you're not officially a "reject," after your first rejection letter you are officially a "writer."

Congrats!!:Clap:

maestrowork
09-29-2005, 07:02 AM
Welcome! Now you're officially on the road to success. Wonderful it is to take the first step!

aruna
09-29-2005, 02:21 PM
Welcome! Now you're officially on the road to success. Wonderful it is to take the first step!

Exactly!
Welcome to the club!
I actually jumped for joy when I got my first rejection, long, long ago - I had written a children's picture book, about 50 words, and I sent it in to Penguin - when the rejection came I felt it was an initiation!

September skies
10-01-2005, 06:03 AM
First reject? That's great! Congratulations. That means that you are officially on your way to making it. :Sun:

carley
10-02-2005, 01:15 AM
After the first hundred rejections, you will decide to lie in your query. After two hundred, you will stuff the envelopes with money, and after three hundred, you will finally get an agent, a criminal right out of The Producers, who will sell you novel for six figures. And he won't stop there. He'll sell it several times, keeping all the advances.

This cracked me up! :banana: