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HI I thought it might be fun to share some of the worst/funniest/saddest rejections we've all received over the months/years/decades...mainly coz it's too hot to write today.
I've just been sorting through and cleaning up my files from my last book which thankfully did get published - I noticed that the nicest rejections (is there such a thing?) came from publishers and the rude/short/weird ones from agents:
3 examples - bearing in mind I followed their submission procedures perfectly, submitting synopsis/sample chapters/covering letter/email - In return this was ALL they said in emails back to me, no acknowlegement, no dear etc etc - nothing just what I've typed below:-
1. Nearly but no banana
Which was quite nice but made me want to change my name to bubbles.
Which wasn't nice at all.
3. Oh dear.
The last one was probably the worst and almost made me want to give up. Something that I'd spent SO long working on could illicit such a reaction from anyone, let alone a literary agent was really disheartening. That's when you need a really thick skin!