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    I Got My Third Rejection!

    Want to see my latest form rejection? Dear Christine, Thank you very much for letting me see [TITLE].  I’m sorry it didn’t strike me as quite suitable to our present needs. Sincerely, [NAME] Editor So. This is the third rejection I’ve received for the same story. It’s the one I call “Satellite” in this post where I describe my current projects. I mentioned that it is very “niche.” It has a unique structure and style, one that doesn’t fit with most of the sff venues I read. I figured I’d go ahead and send it out to some larger publication venues in the odd chance that they might pick it…

  • Blog Posts,  My Writing Journey,  Rejections

    I Got My Second Rejection!

    Want to read my actual second rejection letter? Dear Christine, Thank you for the opportunity to read “[title].” Unfortunately, your story isn’t quite what we’re looking for right now.  In the past, we’ve provided detailed feedback on our rejections, but I’m afraid that due to time considerations, we’re no longer able to offer that service. I appreciate your interest in [name of venue] and hope that you’ll keep us in mind in the future. Take care, [name of editor] I think sharing my rejections might become something of a tradition on this blog. After I got the first one I decided to print them out and start collecting them in…

  • Blog Posts,  My Writing Journey,  Rejections

    I Got My First Rejection!

    Hey guys, amazing news! I got my first rejection! It was for my “Satellite” short story that I briefly described in this post. I knew it’d be a hard sell, and sure enough, here’s the reply I got: Dear Christine Tyler,  Thank you for submitting [title of story] to [anthology], but we’ve decided not to accept it for publication.  We appreciate your interest in our magazine. Sincerely,  [name of editor] I thought I’d share this with you guys for a few reasons: One, if you’re thinking about submitting your work, you might be interested in seeing what a form rejection looks like. This is the kind of reply you get…