Tuesday, January 29, 2008

To Reject or Not to Reject: That is the Contest

An odd web site called iwiLetter.com, whose logo and tagline are incomprehensible, is having some sort of rejection letter contest with an ipod as the prize. Here's what their contest page says:

Become the Shakespeare of Rejection Letters and Win a new iPod while you’re at it.
The Rejection Letter – being rejected just got fun. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a well written, eloquent (or not so eloquent) rejection letter available for you to share with the person of your liking (or not so liking)? iwiLetter.com (send real letters, write online) is sponsoring a rejection letter writing contest that provides the perfect opportunity for all of you modern day Shakespeares to gain the fame you deserve. All it takes is putting pen to paper or rather, fingers to the keyboard.

I don't know. I don't think that sounds like fun, but maybe it would be for those who do a lot of rejecting. I guess these guys are on the other side of our little rejection fence, but maybe you'll want to enter the contest anyway, in which case, I hope you'll share your work with us here at LROD. Good luck and kIwi-kIwi to you.


Anonymous said...

Shakespeare wrote rejection letters? That is just too confusing.

The Quoibler said...

I spot trouble for iwi... did anyone check out the sample post-interview "thank you" letter? Perhaps they should have invested in hiring some professional business writers.

If I received a thank you note like the one they show, I'd think twice about hiring the person.

Just my 2.5 cents (inflation, you know.)

The Great and Powerful Quoibini

iwiLetter.com said...

Hi there,

Thanks for noticing us! The Rejection Letter contest has ended, and we are working through the submissions to pick a winner. There are some great ones, mostly humorous ones, from folks that got into the fun of being on the "other side" of the Rejection fence. We'll announce the winner within a week.

We are currently running a Love Letter writing contest - www.iwiLetter.com/LoveLetter - as Valentine's Day approaches. Feel free to submit your entry for that if you like it better than our previous contest. We will have ongoing writing contests in the future as well, so stay tuned!

We are a fairly new organization, and will constantly be growing our database of sample letters, please check back to find one that you like!

Feel the Love,