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.