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Best Rejection EVER.

So, I entered my story "Bakery Angel" in a number of contests back in October, and I got this amazing rejection today:

Dear [Junglemonkee],

Blah blah blah form rejection blah blah blah send you your complimentary copy with your story prominently NOT in it blah blah blah thanks for your support....

And then...handwritten at the bottom:

I really love this story. The imagery of a bakery full of angels baking themselves into healing baked goods was very moving. Your story made it into our finalist round, and if I had my way, would have been published. But, alas, some people just don't know genius when they see it. Keep up the fantastic writing.


I was almost moved to tears by this.



( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
That's fantastic! You are SO on the verge!
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
That rejection letter is better than some acceptances!
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
Awwwww. It's good to know that not everyone in the publishing world is a heartless bastard. Keep going, you.
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh, that's great! I'm so happy you're getting that kind of affirmation!
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
Genius? Yes. You are good, and you will be great. I'm glad this editor saw that.

Send that editor something else!
Jan. 10th, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
Wow. Congratulations. That is absolutely a fabulous review.
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
That was the best rejection I've read. You actually knew that they read it and the feedback was encouraging.
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
That fooking rawks! Wonderful.
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's as awesome as a rejection letter is gonna get.
Jan. 11th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
Oh wow. If you have to get a rejection, that is the rejection to get. Very cool.:)

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