Hey, did you know there is a Rejection Wiki out there? Well, there is. I’ll be adding all my rejection letters there from now on. If you’re a writer, and you’re being rejected (I repeat myself), head on over and contribute. I’ll all for lifting the shroud of secrecy that hovers over this submitting stuff.
Okay, on with the show.
Plots With Guns kindly considered a story that was 1000 words below their usual minimum requirement, which I appreciated. Unfortunately, they found it to be a little too elliptical. Not to worry, though – since I submitted the original piece, I’ve written a sequel, and good-hearted Sean O’Kane, editor, agreed to look at the two in tandem. I’ll keep you posted.
Pulp Modern still ain’t buying what I’m selling, but I’ve submitted again because it’s an inaugural issue, and dammit, I want in there.
Ideomancer was “intrigued by the situation set up, but found the ending’s implications more interesting than the story itself.” That hurts, a little, but I appreciate the comment.
Unstuck enjoyed the story and hopes I will submit again. Okay. Maybe I will.
Apex’s letter reads like a next-of-kin letter: We regret to inform you &c. Don’t worry, Apex. I’m not taking it that seriously.
Kevin O’Cuinn of Word Riot and I have played our last round of I-send-’em, he-rejects-’em for a while. As with elimae, I don’t have any more stories coming down the pike that he’s likely to appreciate.
Ellery Queen gave my story careful consideration &c.
My story isn’t exactly what Bull is looking for.
Storyglossia appreciated &c.
Barrelhouse thanks me &c.