Thursday, June 17, 2010

Not so Short Rejection

Dear Andrea:

I want to extend my sincere thanks for your recent submission to the newly launched Short Story America website. Our mission and survival depend on people like you being willing to trust us with your creative efforts and supporting other authors by becoming part of our reading membership. You were one of the first people to discover this new resource, and we are so pleased to have you join us!

Writing is a very difficult and intensely personal undertaking and submitting a piece for publication can be agonizing. Understanding this so well is what makes it difficult for us to have to choose only certain stories and have to turn others down. Unfortunately, your submission Tornado Luck is not something our team feels we can publish at this time. However, we encourage you to continue to submit Tornado Luck for publication elsewhere, as each publishing team looks for something different, and we certainly encourage you to continue writing and to submit to Short Story America again.

We hope that you will remain a part of our community by being an active member at our site and we look forward to your contributions on the discussion forums and to future submissions of stories. Thank you again for your interest in Short Story America.

Most Sincerely,

Sarah Turocy
Short Story America

Going to submit this piece to another publication (if I can find one). One more rejection and its being retired to the website. It's had a good run.


Anthony Rapino said...

Wow, that was a long rejection. But a nice one too, which is what matters most. Good luck with the next one.

Cate Gardner said...

Fingers crossed it finds a home next time.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Good luck with the story. I like it when people post interesting rejection letters. Something about them is. . . I don't know, just something about them.

Kara McElhinny said...

I agree with the above statements.

Good luck finding a home for the story!

Andrea Allison said...

Thank you all so much for the support!