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Rejection

I suspect that this quick rejection by Subterranean for "Blonde Bimbos on the Moon" means it needs a lot of improvement before I lob it elsewhere.

Anyone willing to critique it?

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bunnyhero
Dec. 4th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
it doesn't necessarily mean that it needs a lot of improvement first. there could be all kinds of reasons why they rejected it right away that have nothing to do with the quality of it.
zero_gravity
Dec. 4th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
could be true as bunnyhero said. I know sometimes we really have some good stories ... but some are better. You could lob it over to speculative.ca ... but no promises we'll buy it. Usually we have about 4 people read it over and I can sometimes get out weighed. One thing, when we do read a piece we can sometimes give some feedback...

or if it isn't too long perhaps I might get a chance to read it this week.

or.......
i just realized... you are in toronto? maybe one night we could hook up.
mmarques
Dec. 4th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, but I'm thinking the story's not right for speculative.ca, as it's not really speculative. "Blonde Bimbos on the Moon" is about a woman in current-day Toronto who gets involved in a murder mystery and winds up in a scifi universe.

If you're still interested, I'll certainly lob it over. :)

Yes, I'm in Toronto. I live and work north of the city, but have been known to drive pretty far south. :)
zero_gravity
Dec. 5th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
heh. Kadenza's so cute. she's doing that eyebrow thing even as I write.

Do so lob it over. zero.space @ gmail.com
(ummm.. prob. wont get a speedy reply unless it is under 2k?)

anyway, lets try and figure out some dates to meet up. This week is a bit frantic. I've got some days off, some in training, and some during my Oncall. I'm picking up some extra oncall shifts before the holidays too. eek!
mmarques
Dec. 6th, 2005 05:41 am (UTC)
Thanks! Would you prefer me to send as a Word attachment or pasted into email? It's about 4K.
zero_gravity
Dec. 6th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
Word doc would prob be best. 4k .. might be able to puruse it this week. :D
mmarques
Dec. 8th, 2005 12:41 pm (UTC)
I emailed it yesterday. Thank you for looking at it!
kadenza
Dec. 4th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
*waves* Hi! Always interested to see different groups of friends intersect. How do you guys know each other?
mmarques
Dec. 4th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
I started reading zero_gravity after she left some comments in your LJ.
kadenza
Dec. 4th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
It was me! Interesting.

Oh, and I'm sorry to hear about your rejection. I'd be happy to read your story if you want more opinions.
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