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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.

JL



I was almost moved to tears by this.

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kr8vkat
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
That's fantastic! You are SO on the verge!
mortaine
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
That rejection letter is better than some acceptances!
sushigrade
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.
hangedwoman
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh, that's great! I'm so happy you're getting that kind of affirmation!
wordweaverlynn
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!
blythe025
Jan. 10th, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
Wow. Congratulations. That is absolutely a fabulous review.
da_moon_goddess
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Awesome
That was the best rejection I've read. You actually knew that they read it and the feedback was encouraging.
theaggregator
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
That fooking rawks! Wonderful.
idunno3
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's as awesome as a rejection letter is gonna get.
dandelion_diva
Jan. 11th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
Oh wow. If you have to get a rejection, that is the rejection to get. Very cool.:)

Gessi
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