Thursday, July 25, 2013

No, but nice

One thing you learn in fiction writing - if you're at least a decent writer - is that many stories are rejected simply because they don't meet the needs of the publishing venue, which may be overstocked, or overstocked on the kind of story you write. Your story may simply not be a good fit with what they have or have on the publishing conveyor belt at the time.

This will lead to rejections which are actually pleasant to receive, such as this comment I got in the mail yesterday: "I'm going to pass on this one, but I enjoyed reading it and hope to see future submissions from you."

This was the first time I had submitted to this particular publication, so that was a pleasant first experience.

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