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"Dear Author: Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to reject your work."
"Thank you for your submission! This is a notification that your rejection letter is being prepared and will be sent out as soon as possible."
"Thank you for letting us consider the enclosed manuscript. Although it has obvious merit, we are sorry to say that it does not suit our present needs."
The Apostle Paul receives a reply from the Corinthians.
"Don't cry, Mom. Lots of parents have children who didn't get into their first-choice college, and they went on to live happy, fulfilled lives."
We all have different ways of coping with rejection,but I find going to bed for five days with 8 kilos of choc chip works for me.
Rejected by the school of hard knocks.
"Apparently my writing is so bad I've been rejected by a gene editor. She said she could see the lack of talent in my DNA."
"We do not usually acknowledge unsolicited manuscripts, but we want you to know that we tore yours into tiny pieces. Yours sincerely, The Op-Ed Page."
'Thank goodness, the publishers rejected my self help book.'
'Publisher recommends a good paper shredder.'
'It didn't happen the way he was hoping, but if Frank gets any more rejection letters, we'll have a new house thanks to his writing.'
'Try to think of failure as training for success...'
'The editor told me my novel is very foresighted - I shall submit again in 2079!'
Fall comes to the writer's colony: The Annual Rejection Slip Rake-up.