Monday, March 3, 2008

Submission Update

Well, I no longer need advice on my question yesterday. I got my reply from Drollerie Press. They have passed on my story, but the response was very encouraging and personal - said what she liked about it and the specific reason it was rejected. I'll give the story another read through, and send it out elsewhere.

=)

3 musings:

Sentimente said...

Receiving a constructively written rejection letter is a good thing to have, if your work is going to be rejected. There is nothing more frustrating than not knowing why your work wasn't accepted.

If in rereading your work you can't see how to fix the problem or you don't see the problem as existing, try asking someone you trust to give a worthy opinion to read it. We do become blind to our own verbiage, sometimes. Besides, the criticism may be subjective, and all that means is you have to find another publisher/editor that doesn't see your work as she did.

Good luck in finding a home for "The Blazing Princess." Remember, it isn't an orphan, just a misplaced family member. :)

lizbit said...

Constructive feedback is always nice. :)

Erica Ridley said...

Sounds like you're taking this with the perfect attitude. Being brave enough to submit is half the battle!!