1 September 2009
I got the most amazing rejection letter yesterday. It actually made me feel good. I will copy it here so everyone can read it:
I enjoyed reading these pages of Syncopation. You’ve chosen a good subject: a recognizable name who hasn’t been overdone and who has an intriguing back story. There’s also some beautiful writing here. I love the opening piece about the pulse of the universe. You’re also trying some more unconventional devices with the names and the back-and-forth between time periods/narration. I’m not sure these are entirely successful, but I may not be the best judge. I tend to prefer more straightforward narrative. The unconventional elements make this more appropriate for a more literary list than mine.
I’ve enjoyed seeing your work. I wish you the best of luck in finding a home for it.
[Editor’s name withheld]
Isn’t that a great rejection? Makes me feel so literary and hopeful!