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The REJECTION RASPBERRY thread

Jonny

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But I thought you'd rejected your own piece. Now that really is super tough. ;)
 

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Think I'm losing it today... just checked and that was top of previous page but I somehow landed on it as being the most recent. :rolling-on-the-floor-laughing:
 

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Right now just a second, there's obviously something very weird going on today.

Because I've just this minute checked my emails and found I've got a rejection for a short story I'd forgotten I'd even sent out quite some time ago. That's just a bit too Spooky :ghost:

Anyway, and that said - can I have a raspberry please?

"Thanks for submitting to Short Fiction. We are sorry to say that we are unable to publish your piece. As we are planning to publish only a few stories each year, we are having to decline some excellent work."

I have highlighted one sentence in particular which was obviously referring directly to my sub :cool:;)
 

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Right now just a second, there's obviously something very weird going on today.

Because I've just this minute checked my emails and found I've got a rejection for a short story I'd forgotten I'd even sent out quite some time ago. That's just a bit too Spooky :ghost:

Anyway, and that said - can I have a raspberry please?

"Thanks for submitting to Short Fiction. We are sorry to say that we are unable to publish your piece. As we are planning to publish only a few stories each year, we are having to decline some excellent work."

I have highlighted one sentence in particular which was obviously referring directly to my sub:cool:;)

Here you go, Jonny, have a fart

 

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Knock knock. Can I come in please?

Just received rejection number one. I take heart in the reply that the agent was intrigued by the concept and enjoyed reading it, but it was still a no - didn't love it enough.
 

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Fellow Liptopians! A raspberry, or indeed any other noise created by a bodily function if you will please.

Sent out a batch of queries as of start of this month and got my first reply in just 10 days. Very impressed as it was a personal reply and not a stat "take it elsewhere" job.

Quite a decent let down as it goes. They'd obviously actually read some of my sub and were even quite complimentary about several aspects - but, as you guessed - they were so impressed that they decided to let someone else scoop it up and make us both millions.

I'd forgotten what fun this process is. ;)
 

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Fellow Liptopians! A raspberry, or indeed any other noise created by a bodily function if you will please.

Sent out a batch of queries as of start of this month and got my first reply in just 10 days. Very impressed as it was a personal reply and not a stat "take it elsewhere" job.

Quite a decent let down as it goes. They'd obviously actually read some of my sub and were even quite complimentary about several aspects - but, as you guessed - they were so impressed that they decided to let someone else scoop it up and make us both millions.

I'd forgotten what fun this process is. ;)
 
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