Adventures in Rejection (Snailmail Edition)

I don’t like rejection, but I like this rejection letter even if it is: a rejection letter. So, thank you, rejection writer, for taking the time to read my submission and respond in such a gratifyingly (for me) thorough manner. You are a unicorn, indeed.

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Yours in key phrases such as: she leaps off the page, edgy environment…, distinctive writing, and, …a unique trait that I think readers will latch onto…

PB.

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Writer, wife, mother, fortunate.
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10 Responses to Adventures in Rejection (Snailmail Edition)

  1. Whimsy Leigh says:

    Looks like you got some great feedback, delivered with tact, interest, and compassion. It’s a show of remarkable emotional intelligence to write a rejection letter like this one. Kudos to both of you!

  2. A rejection like this one is a treasure indeed.

  3. safia says:

    Yes, that’s a ‘nice’ rejection. I recently posted on this topic too – hope you have time to check it out: http://topofthetent.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/building-yourself-up-for-rejection/
    Keep going and write on!

  4. Beth Hull says:

    That’s very encouraging! Not everyone takes the time to write such glowing compliments in a rejection letter, so I take this as a good sign!

  5. Marieke says:

    Rejection letters suck. Big time. However, in the world of rejection letters, this is, indeed a thorough and PERSONAL one. Nice. Sorry for the “no” though :-s

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