Thursday, March 13, 2008

Alas, I Fear

An anonymous LROD reader sent in this irritating rejection, received from a non-mainstream press: Dear Writer, Rejected: I think that what you have here is a wonderful , original idea. But, alas, I fear it is much better an idea than it would be a book. Still, I would like very much for you to prove me wrong, and I wish you all success with this proposal. Signed, (Annoying) Editor

Our rejected writer added this comment: "So much for the theory that originality is the domain of the small press."

Indeed. (Prove this wrong.)

1 comment:

Gloria, Writer Reading said...

Editors who use the word "alas" in a rejection letter should be arrested and sentenced to literary jail. Alas!