Below is an email I received recently and I felt compelled to share it. This was a response from a query I sent out a couple of weeks ago. The agent indicated that they were open to women's fiction, contemporary, commercial....etc. Well, that's a perfect description of the manuscript I'm currently querying. Each query takes… Continue reading For Queries It’s About the Soul Sucking Impersonal Rejection
Today I received a Short Story Competition Update about a story I submitted about three months ago. The opening line is often the same regardless of where the letter comes from: Thank you so much for entering.... Damn. So right away I know it's not a letter of congratulations. I didn't win. My twisted writer… Continue reading How To Deal With a Rejection Letter
Writer folklore now has J.K. Rowling being rejected as many at thirty or forty times depending on who you ask.