Tag: Rejection Letters

Ranks of the Rejected: Chris A. Jackson

Hey, folks, meet accomplished fantasy and sci-fi author Chris A. Jackson, who has graciously agreed to bare his soul for another Ranks of the Rejected. I met Chris at Gen Con in 2013 when I was wandering author’s alley looking for writers for the… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected: Chris A. Jackson”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Revision Request Letter (with Rose Blackthorn)

As I mentioned in the previous installment of Rejection Letter Rundown, an author might, from time to time, come across a letter that is neither rejection nor acceptance but some strange hybrid of both. I covered the further consideration letter last time, and this… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Revision Request Letter (with Rose Blackthorn)”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Further Consideration Letter

In previous posts in this series, I’ve covered common types of rejection letters (at least the ones that are common to me), but there are others letters out there a writer might receive, strange hybrids that are neither all rejection nor all acceptance. These… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Further Consideration Letter”

Ranks of the Rejected: Richard Lee Byers

This time on Ranks of the Rejected, I spoke with veteran fantasy and horror author Richard Lee Byers. I was lucky enough to work with Richard on a number of projects when I was acquisitions editor at Skull Island eXpeditions, and it was a… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected: Richard Lee Byers”

Real-Time Rejection: The Third Rejection of “Story X”

The hits just keep on coming! “Story X” has received its third rejection letter, and here it is: Thanks for submitting “Story X,” but I’m going to pass on it. It didn’t quite work for me, I’m afraid. Best of luck to you placing… Continue Reading “Real-Time Rejection: The Third Rejection of “Story X””

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Acceptance Letter

Rejectomancy Points + 10 (What’s this?) Imagine, if you will, a writer of dubious talent opening his email and finding a subject line that looks something like this: RE [Awesome Stories of Awesomeness] Aeryn’s Awesome Story. The author sees this email and thinks, “Great, another… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Acceptance Letter”

Ranks of the Rejected: Gabrielle Harbowy

In this episode of the Ranks of the Rejected, we’re going to turn the tables and—Gasp!—talk to an editor. Gabrielle Harbowy is the managing editor at Dragon Moon Press, submissions editor for Apex Magazine, and copyeditor for Pyr, Circlet Press, and other publishers of… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected: Gabrielle Harbowy”

Ranks of the Rejected: Rose Blackthorn

Welcome to the next installment of Ranks of the Rejected, where I interview working authors and ask them to bare their literary wounds for your amusement and edification. Make sure and check out the links to these writers’ works and websites. I guarantee you… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected: Rose Blackthorn”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Personal Rejection

Ah, the personal rejection letter, that faint beacon of hope in the black abyss of form rejection hell. The personal rejection letter includes a small note from the editor, in his or her own words, that is positive or encouraging. It’s more sincere than a… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Personal Rejection”

Rejection Relief – First Blood

Someone recently asked me to write a post about recovering from a particularly vicious rejection. I’m not talking about getting a vanilla form rejection or gentle constructive criticism from an editor. I’m talking about a severe literary beating, the kind of comment or review… Continue Reading “Rejection Relief – First Blood”

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