|"...not what we're looking for."|
What are some of the most interesting rejections you've received lately? Although I've never gotten anything so glowing as the one above, it does seem that the agents/publishers do try soften the blow a bit by offering encouragement. I've received more than one rejection (form letters) that said many bestsellers were rejected numerous times before being selected by just the right agent.
Then I've received a few standard stock lines such as "your story just doesn't fit our needs," and "your story just doesn't move me like I thought it would."
Norma Beishir shared last week that she'd received a rejection regarding a short story she'd submitted to a magazine about a friend and her ex-husband that said, "There's no way these people could be real!"
What about you? Care to share some of your most interesting rejections? Thanks for visiting!