Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Recommend Myself

An anonymous LROD reader writes: Hi there. This is one of the nicest rejections I've received. Its still a rejection, no matter how nice, but it sure helps when the agent is polite about it. Here's the letter: "Dear Writer: Thank you for sharing your work with me. You write well, with many lovely details--but I'm afraid that this is not quite the right "feel" for me. That said, I hope you will continue writing and sending out your work. If you haven't done so already, you may wish to check out The Jeff Herman Guide--there, you should be able to find someone who is a better fit for your work. Very best of luck to you, with this and future projects. All best wishes, Agent"
It begs the question: Was the rejecting agent Jeff Herman himself?  Just wondering.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

you write hell, but, WTF screw that.:)

Anonymous said...

W,R, my first thought immediately. Plus this nice rejection is pretty vague, which to me would still equal a form rejection. Sorry to be a party pooper.

Mad Men Girl said...

Hey!

I've entered a contest to win a walk-on role on that retro-licious TV show, "Mad Men".

If you wouldn't mind taking a couple of seconds to vote for me, go to my blog, or copy and paste the following link which goes right to my picture:

http://madmencastingcall.amctv.com/browse/detail/EZ3MBH

Thanks a bunch!

heynonnynonymous said...

Is that Gerry Garcia patterned on the fur of those freak twin llamas?

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Boy, if I had a nickel for every letter I have that says something like that ...

Anonymous said...

If I ever feel the inclination to vote for the walk on, I will remember to vote for someone who isn't you. Funny how spamming can have the opposite of the intended effect.