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Storyglossia Magazine Rejection

Thursday, 1 October 2009

I seem to be going through a phase of getting "good" rejections on the short story front. There was the New Myths one the other week for instance, and now I've had something similar from Storyglossia. On the one hand it's great to be getting such encouraging rejections. On the other hand, it's bloody annoying to be getting encouraging rejections ...

Still, I'll quote a little from the Storyglossia response, partly for the purposes of shameless self-aggrandizement and partly because I'm so impressed* with their response : 

This one was close. Good back and forth between the characters. Pig's part felt more real; but there was something missing for me in the Buckley sections, not as strong a connection felt between his language and the consequences. You're an excellent writer so I hope for the opportunity to consider more of your work.

So they took the trouble to give me a considered and very helpful explanation for their decision. And this after having had my manuscript for just five days. Not months, days. Ah, if only it was always like that!

So, yes, I'll certainly send them something else. Highly recommended.

* Although, not as impressed as I would have been if they'd accepted my story, obviously.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your rejection. At least if they took the trouble to give a detailed reply it means that they respect you and really do want to see something more.

  2. Keep in mind, that although it was a rejection, that most definitely counts as POSITIVE feedback. That means you're on the right track.

    Gongradumalations! You're on your way! :)

  3. Positive rejections: the ultimate oxymoron!

    BTW, the word counter this week is looking impressive. Go you!


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