View Full Version : Personalized rejection!

04-08-2007, 10:50 PM
Wow whee me! After sending several submissions over the past year to Highlights and other kids mags, and getting nothing but form rejections, I got a rejection from Highlights yesterday with the hand-written note on the bottom "Please try us again!"

I was ecstatic....a rejection has never made me so happy before!


04-09-2007, 08:32 AM
Glad to hear it. Next time you'll get an acceptance! I'm working on a story for highlites also, but I'll be shocked if they buy it. . .

Anyway, congrats. On to the next big thing. ;)


04-09-2007, 08:33 AM
Hey, that's really good! A "please try us again" is even better than some of the other personalized responses. In fact, short of an acceptance, it's pretty much the nicest thing you can hear! :) Keep up the good work, and here's hoping the next thing you're told is "YES!"

Calla Lily
04-09-2007, 03:32 PM
Good for you!

Saundra Julian
04-09-2007, 06:40 PM
Way to go!

04-09-2007, 06:44 PM
You're almost there! Congrats on a good rejection!

04-10-2007, 06:35 AM
thanks everyone! I've been writing non-fiction for years, but last year is the first time I really committed myself to writing fiction... and it's been hard-going....


04-10-2007, 06:44 AM
Way to go. That's not even really a rejection, it's an invitation for more.

04-10-2007, 11:51 PM
How nice :)

Cat Scratch
04-14-2007, 03:33 AM
That's fantastic! Good luck!