A vast public collection of real-life rejection
Hmmm, one of those can't be recent...I always thought the New Yorker has used a small but fixed team of illustrators. I didn't know they even took submissions except for maybe the cover. Well, I guess you learn something new everyday. Do book/magazine illustrators/photogs have literary agents as writers do? Or do they have a general agnet who tries to get them all kinds of gigs, including print media?
W/R, do you know if Missouri Rev. has different form rejections for a reason?? A friend got one that didn't invite further work; mine did. But both are clearly form rejections. Did they just change forms?
Don't know. Send them both to me. Let's post and get a discussion going. Send to writerrejected at aol dot com.
Many journals have two tiers of form rejections. A standard rejection, and a second tier form rejection that says the work was okay, and requests to see more.Both are pretty far from publication.Twice I've gotten rejections from Missouri that complement the story in specific enough ways that I know they read and considered it. I guess that would be a third tier rejection.
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