Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Auspicious Rejection

This little rejection was sent in anonymously:

"Dear Writer: While I admire much about the manuscript, I'm afraid I wasn't as engaged by your writing as I'd hoped to be. So, it's best that I step aside and wish you much success in placing [title of novel] with a publisher under just the right auspices."

Very formal what with the stepping aside and the auspices, don't you think?

1 comment:

Brandi Ballard said...

That should be featured on Passive Aggressive Notes. Just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in the rejection world. I've still got my training wheels on, one submission and one rejection. Maybe one day I'll have something good to send you. That might take some of the sting out of receiving a particularly nasty rejection.