Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hemingway Rejection


Author and granddaughter of "Papa" himself, Lorian Hemingway runs a pretty nice little short story competition every year. I find her rejection letters to be painfully nice and strangely comforting. She writes: "It is difficult to express how much your stroies mean to me. I know from my own experience what a risk it is to send a story out to someone you have never met, and to trust that person with the heart of your writing. Knowing the trust you have put in me brings a certain sense of sanctity to the reading of your stories, and I emerge from it touched by a new perspective on the human experience."

2 comments:

Mike Beversluis said...

Someone needs to start an Hemingwayesque rejection letter contest. If it's over six words, you lose.

Writer, Rejected said...

She does go on a bit, doesn't she?