Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It Just Takes One

An anonymous reader sent in the following rejection from an anonymous agent: "We'd like to apologize for the impersonal nature of this standard rejection letter. Rest assured that we do read every query letter carefully and, unfortunately, this project is not right for us. Because this business is so subjective and opinions vary widely, we recommend that you pursue other agents. After all, it just takes one "yes" to find the right match." Can anyone enlighten us on who in the publishing world would say such a thing in such a way? (It's so much more fun when you know.)


peterc said...

Go to March 15 here:
and find enlightenment

Signor Cara de Langosta said...

That reminds me of Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani going on about how terrorists only have to be on target one of a million times, while anti-terrorist units have to be right a million times out of a million times.

Writer, Rejected said...

Peterc: How great are you? Excellent Sleuthing.
Lobsty Face: I know, right?
I love you guys.