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jeduthun
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Congratulate me, I've been rejected! And a form letter, no less! Woohoo! One step closer to publication...

Here it is:

Dear Writer,

Thank you for your submission. Unfortunately we will not be able to use this work for Vestal Review. We receive many well-written, compelling, stories, but can only take a very limited number due to constraints of space and style. We wish you the best of luck in placing your story elsewhere.

Vestal Review Editorial Team

I think I'll go celebrate.

[This message has been edited by jeduthun (edited May 30, 2005).]


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Beth
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Congratulations!

Rejections are badges of honor. Carry on.


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Void
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Good for you! It means you've crossed the postage stamp width barrier. Keep at it. (I need many footsteps to follow in.)
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My offer for congratulations is contingent on whether or not your piece is already on its way to the next editor on your list. If so, you get a woo-hoo! to go with it. If not, please return to this post when you've done so.


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MaryRobinette
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Congratulations. Who are you sending it to next?
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shadowynd
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Congrats, jeduthun! Which story did you submit?

Don't stop now, you've gotten off to a good start. Keep submitting it! *G*

Susan


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Isaiah13
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Congrats! This was "Spinning," wasn't it?
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jeduthun
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Yes, it was "Spinning", now "Elegy for an Old Volleyball". Next on the list is Flashquake: submissions open June 1. Suggestions on where to send after that would be most welcome.

[This message has been edited by jeduthun (edited May 30, 2005).]


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Spaceman
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Rejections are fun. I keep a spreadsheet so I don't get rejected twice from the same publication.
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shadowynd
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quote:
"Elegy for an Old Volleyball"

Wouldn't "Elegy for an Old Tetherball" be more appropriate?

Neat little story, too. I hope you do find a market for it.

Susan


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mikemunsil
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And I hope it is the first of the flash challenge stories to get published!

Put it back out there!


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goatboy
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Good for you. Being able to handle the crits and rejections is the first step. A lot of people never make it past that first rejection.
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GZ
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Congrats on joining the Rejection Letter Collection Club!
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AndrewR
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Good work! Getting a rejection is like a typical job search:

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, YES.

Congrats on getting rid of that first "no."


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djvdakota
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Battle scars, that's what they are.

Yay for rejections!


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