Query Rejection #5

Hello! Tonight’s post, as you can see from the title, is me informing you all of another rejection. While this rejection came from my dream agency, I’m still holding onto hope. I don’t want to tell you all that I’m unaffected by these rejections but I will explain how this process works for me, emotionally.

I have something I’d like to call the “pool mentality”. Think of a kid about to jump into a swimming pool. Surely, you can remember the fear you felt, talking yourself into going through with it. This is how I feel right before querying. Then I hit send and never look back. Now, when I receive a rejection, I only feel badly for maybe 10 seconds. I don’t know if there’s something wrong with me or maybe it’s my current profession as well as being in Afghanistan…not sure. But I let it go. I feel disappointed for a moment and then I focus on my next mission. I’m sure you’d like to read this rejection and I don’t want to disappoint!

Dear Author:
Thank you so much for sending XXXXX your query. We’d like to apologize for the impersonal nature of this standard rejection letter. On average, we receive nearly 500 email query letters a week and despite that, we do read each and every query letter carefully. Unfortunately, this project is not right for us. Because this business is so subjective and opinions vary widely, we recommend that you pursue other agents. After all, it just takes one “yes” to find the right match.
Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.
I liked this rejection as well. Again, this was my dream agency. But clearly it wasn’t meant to be. At least, not right now. So, I’m working on Chasing the Tide and waiting on responses from other agencies/publishing houses.
Now playing Bad Suns’ Cardiac Arrest (it’s FREE on iTunes right now!).
Should we need a reminder. :)
Should we need a reminder. 🙂
All my love,

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