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Rejection

Nolove from Health for my query for two ideas of healthy recipes articles. *sigh* Would have been nice.

Does it mean anything if the form letter encourages me to send in other pitches? Like do they have a separate form letter for just "no thanks"?

Next week: find another market for this pitch.

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ladycatherina
Aug. 26th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
Well, I just got some rejections via email for my novellas - so I know how you feel :(

But keep at it - many times when a magazine or publisher rejects you, it doesn't mean anything one way or another about the quality of your work. They could just have already filled their quota of articles for the next issue, or perhaps your work would better fit another publication or another, differently themed issue of theirs.

I've also heard that it takes up to 30 different rejections, on average, for someone's work to get published - just due to the volume of writing that's out there.

So hang in there - there's bound to be someone else who will publish you.
mmarques
Aug. 27th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
I decided to send my queries out in pairs, starting with the highest-paying market that looked appropriate. So, one is still out there, and for these ideas I'll move on to the next target.
fodderfigure
Aug. 27th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
I think it might mean something. The rejection letters I've received have had a flat-out rejection option on them (thankfully, they've checked the "send more" box instead).
mmarques
Aug. 27th, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.
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