Aye,aye,aye – – – Two rejection letters in one week. It’s one of those times where you have to constantly wonder why am I even trying, you know? Well, here is the first rejection letter from a literary magazine:
Thank you for your submission to ————- press. We are unable to place your work in our journal but wish you the best of luck.
Nonfiction Editor, ———— press
This is the obvious, “We are totally not interested in your work” letter. It’s heartbreaking, but what can we do? I’ve sent to this group before, and they weren’t interested.
Now, for rejection letter #2……
This rejection was for my manuscript, but I got a hint of optimism from it, but then again, maybe I am delusional?
I’ve always heard that there are things called “positive” rejection letters and “generic” ones. However, I can’t tell, you know? Am I just interpreting this as being positive because this is what I want to see, or is this a generic hum-drum rejection letter?
Dear Ms. Brady,