REJECTION!

As someone wise once said, 'There is no such thing as rejection.  If you did not have an agent before you sent out the query and you do not have an agent after sending out the query, then your condition did not change.  You are no worse off.

I would like to offer this as a 'Form' rejection.  Agents, publishers, et al., please take note.  Copy and paste where ye may:

We have read your manuscript with boundless delight.  If we were to publish your paper, it would be impossible for us to publish any work of a lower standard.  And, as it is unthinkable that we shall see its equal in the next hundred years, we are, to our regret, compelled to return your divine composition and beg you a thousand times to overlook our short sight and timidity.

Yours sincerely.

10 comments:

  1. I've seen this before, but still love it.

    Also, I'm a new follower here, so: nice to meet you, Fiona!

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  2. Ha ha, Fiona!! Love it! And I love the look of your blog. Awesome. :)

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  3. Oh, yes, must say - I do not take credit for this fine rejection. It's Chinese. Lovely people the Chinese.

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  4. Yes, that would work as a form rejection. :)

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  5. I would LOVE to get a rejection like that. :)

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  6. hehe, I think that I will have to print that for the day that I start getting rejections (which of course means I have to submit something at some point!).

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  7. You have an enchanting place here, I can tell that you are a very powerful druid, so, since I am a sorceress, I thought I would try and make friends with you. Million kisses.

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  8. I agree, this place really is enchanted! I was so excited just seeing the first page and reading about your books.

    I love the way your view on rejections has taken. I never really thought about how nothing changed.

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  9. Hello, Fiona! Fellow historical fiction campaigner here, finally making some of my rounds. Very lovely site. My grandparents are from the Blaskets, another wild Irish place.

    I love the logic of the rejection. As Ashley says, nothing changed!
    Elizabeth

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