And we’re off! The first rejection of 2016 has come in, setting, I think, the proper tone for the coming Rejectomancy year. Here it is.
I had a chance to read the story. The conceit is interesting, however it’s not really suited for XXX. Thank you for the submission and best of luck in future writing
What we have here is a short and sweet personal rejection. This is a new market, and this was the first submission I’ve sent them. I thought my story was in the ballpark for the type of fiction they’re publishing—gritty, pulpy adventure stories—but it looks I was not as close as I thought. That’s the tough thing about new markets, if you’re submitting for their first issue, as I was here, there are no published stories to compare for subject matter, theme, etc. I’ll definitely submit here again, but I’ll likely wait until they put out that first issue so I can get a better handle on the types of stories they want.
How is your writing new year going? Rejections? Acceptances? Tell me about it in the comments.