The Kindest Rejection Letter

I mentioned in a previous post I had completed and submitted some short stories recently.  I received an email regarding one of them this morning, and I have to say, it is the nicest letter I have ever gotten.  Here is part of it below:

“Thank you for giving me a chance to read “My Lover Has a Heart of Stone.” I liked the voice of this, and thought the writing was effective, but unfortunately, this isn’t the kind of story I’m looking for right now. I’m going to pass, but I wish you best of luck finding the right market for it. You may want to try searching for erotica markets with a speculative fiction slant at: http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/.”

Although it was a rejection, it was very kind.  It reminded me to always be kind, because of how much I appreciated this editor’s kindness to an unknown writer.

Now, to go check out this other avenue for my work this editor suggested.

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “The Kindest Rejection Letter

  1. That’s a very encouraging rejection. The most important thing is that the only “mistake” was the choice of the magazine and not the story itself. As far as rejections go, that’s probably the best a writer can get.

    1. Wow! I read somewhere that most published stories have an average of 20 something rejections, so I am approximately 1/20th of my way to being published!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s