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roach
01-24-2007, 01:36 AM
I've got to laugh. I got a rejection (I think) today from an agent. The SASE had not been sealed, just tucked in. Scribbled in pencil on top of my query is "apology not form". At least that's how it reads to me. That one's going to puzzle me for a good long while.

icerose
01-24-2007, 01:48 AM
Weird, perhaps they can't consider anyone right now.

Pisarz
01-24-2007, 01:50 AM
Maybe it was supposed to go into the intern's "send an apology letter, not the usual form letter" pile and ended up going directly into the mail instead.

MidnightMuse
01-24-2007, 01:54 AM
Well, that's a head-scratcher!

roach
01-24-2007, 02:00 AM
Maybe it was supposed to go into the intern's "send an apology letter, not the usual form letter" pile and ended up going directly into the mail instead.

That's what I'm thinking. Although if I get a few more cryptic scribbles I could put them together in a rejection haiku! ;D

triceretops
01-24-2007, 02:48 AM
Not a head-scratcher at all. It's one of the most common phrases used:

"Apology, not for me."

Also: "Sorry, not for me."

Do you see it scribbled in pencil now?

Tri

MidnightMuse
01-24-2007, 03:10 AM
Ahh, of course . . the e just fell off the end :)

WildScribe
01-24-2007, 03:13 AM
I'm giggling, I must say.

triceretops
01-24-2007, 03:24 AM
Yep, just ask me how to interpret agent chicken scratch. It becomes an artform after 25 years and 400 rejections.

I once had a publisher say, "I have to say, this title has got to go straight into the hell bucket."

At least that's as close as I could come to encripting it. Very strange.

Tri

roach
01-24-2007, 03:30 AM
Not a head-scratcher at all. It's one of the most common phrases used:

"Apology, not for me."

Also: "Sorry, not for me."

Do you see it scribbled in pencil now?

Tri

Aha! It is now clear. ;D

And now I know who to PM the next time I get a puzzling scribble. :P

MidnightMuse
01-24-2007, 07:36 PM
....straight into the hell bucket."

That's priceless!

I'm gonna have to use that sometime.

David McAfee
01-24-2007, 10:38 PM
Not a head-scratcher at all. It's one of the most common phrases used:

"Apology, not for me."

Also: "Sorry, not for me."

Do you see it scribbled in pencil now?

Tri

Chris beat me to it. I was going to say the e prolly just fell off somewhere. Check the envelope and see if it's still in there. ;)

I got one like that from Ashley Grayson. No form letter, just "Sorry, not for us" written in the margin.