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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I Swear I Thought it Said "Olivia B. Bummer"!

Jenny Edwards, Rejection Queen, has posted what would be a pretty damn adorable version of her most recent rejection if you replace the name "Blumer" with the word "Bummer":

Olivia B. Blumer
The Blumer Literary Agency
350 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2003
New York, NY 10001-5013                       (Form rejection)
Dear Sir or Madam:
    I am grateful to have had the opportunity to consider your work, and regret having to respond in such an impersonal fashion. The volume of submissions is such that an individual response is no longer possible. I have read the material that you sent and while interesting, it isn't appropriate for my list. My taste is eclectic and I am always seeking some balance in my client list, so my reaction to your work may have as much to with my needs as it does with your talent. While I must delcine to represent you, I do wish you luck elsewhere. Thanks again for the opportunity.
    Sincerely yours,
    The Blumer Literary Agency

Queenie is having a hard time with the holidays, as is everyone with a messed-up family of origin (I include myself in that esteemed club), so go on over to her blog and give her some good cheer and encouragement, please.


The Rejection Queen said...

Wow, thanks for mentioning me. I had no idea. From one rejectionee to another.

Anonymous said...

Who says "Dear Sir or Madam" anymore? What are they, like, from the 18th Century? You wouldn't want these antiquated people to represent you anyway.

Siror M. Adam said...

I believe you received that letter by mistake, as it was clearly intended for me. Therefore, you should not count it among your rejectionary correspondences.

Anonymous said...

Amazing as always