Friday, January 22, 2010

Keep It Simple, Sweetheart...


According to an LROD reader, Lyons Literary can reject you in 8 words: "Thanks for writing, but this isn't for me."  Now that's efficient.  You could cut it in half with a few minor edits:  Thanksnot for me.  What was your shortest rejection?

13 comments:

insork said...

or divide everyone's age by three to further cut the number of words:

Thanks--not!

Lt. Cccyxx said...

So far my shortest is 11 words: "This is not for me, but thank you for the look."

Travener said...

"Not for me but thank you and good luck."


(John Talbot, Talbot & Fortune)

Anonymous said...

Shortest is: Dead. Silence.

heynonnynonymous said...

Nope

Sam Snoek-Brown said...

I keep waiting to get "Yeah--but no." It hasn't come yet, though.

Anonymous said...

Actually dead silence is the longest, because it just never stops.

CKHB said...

I've got TWO that are shorter than Lyons!

"Not for me, but thank you."

"Sorry, tough to sell in today's market."

K.Hinny said...

Have to agree with Anon, no words are probably the shortest way to say "No thank you!"

Anonymous said...

I've gotten "Not quite."

Argh!

Anonymous said...

And I've gotten: "no no"... which is a metaphorical biff on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper, nicht wahr?

Linda

Louis said...

Alas, no

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