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EVOC
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I know, hardly something to celebrate, but it is the first rejection I got the was not the standard drop down menu rejection.

One line was kind of an ouch at first read:

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Interesting and well-written story that suffers from a woefully predictable ending.

Then when I thought about it, I realized a few things:

First, they actually read it all the way through because he got to the end.

Second, this is the first short story I have ever written and submitted and it was called Interesting and well-written.

So anyway, I had to share my new writers milestone of getting a personal rejection.


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Meredith
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Congratulations.

Now, go fix the ending and send it back out.

[This message has been edited by Meredith (edited July 25, 2011).]


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That is an awesome rejection. Gives you hope and specifics to fix. Have at it and congratulations.

kls


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Nice one for a first story.


You can only go up... most probably that is, since most people do.


I would consider that a nice consolation price. And would have some hope that another editor may like it enough to buy.


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Predictable endings aren't all bad, only change it if you feel like it. Otherwise, send it back out! Congrats on the detailed feedback!
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I did not change it. I sent it to the next market. I feel the story is as good as I could write it and it will eventually find a home.
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