Friday, October 16, 2009
Two Down and Four to Go
Dear Writer Rejected,
Thank you for sending me [title of novel]. I enjoyed reading the work and I thought that there were moments of beauty and poetry in it, particularly the scene [describes something minor that happens in one sentence occurring before page 30], but I'm sorry to say that in these tough times for publishing I think it would be difficult to find a publisher who would make an offer for it. The writing is quite poetic but I felt that the narrative could use more by the way of...linear progression....
I'm sorry not to be able to get back to you with better news but I really did enjoy reading it and needless to say, I would be glad to look at more of your work in the future. I wish you the best of luck with the novel.
Name of Big-Time Charming Gentleman Agent
I am working on a new project by the way....so if none of this pans out, I will probably just move forward on that.