Tuesday, February 17, 2009

First Rejection of the Year

I submitted my short story "Blood Diary" to Pseudopod a little over two months ago. I think what I loved the most about it was the thought of hearing my story out loud. The money would've been a bonus. I was a little sad when I received this today:

Dear Andrea,

Thank you for sending us "Blood Diary". I apologize for the delay
getting back to you. I've reviewed the story and decided not to
purchase it. The pacing is a little slow, and the dialogue doesn't
quite ring true for me.

Thanks for submitting, and best wishes for you and your work.

Ben Phillips
PSEUDOPOD - The Horror Podcast Magazine


Cate Gardner said...

Chin up.

I'm now at about my seven thousandth rejection for 2009. :)

Andrea Allison said...

You've been a busy gal, huh?