Sunday, August 19, 2007

Not for Laurie Liss

Something about the syntax of this rejection made me feel as if I'd sent in porn instead of literature. The assistant to Laurie Liss writes: "After carefully considering your sample materials, Laurie has decided that while you write skillfully, this material is just not for her." Maybe it's simply third-person assistant speak, which is at least more honest than an assistant pretending to be an agent, rejecting you.

1 comment:

Helen said...

I think it's the phrase "sample materials" that give it that special feeling. Like the kind of sample you leave with the receptionist, to be cryogenically frozen.