June 19, 2007

Editing Your Editor

What if we edited our denial letters and sent them back? I'm kidding of course, but haven't you felt like it sometimes?

Thank you for your kind consideration in replying but...

I didn't send you a synopsis...I sent you a query letter.

The manuscript you describe in your letter--is not my manuscript. (So you know that whoever wrote that book is getting the same messed up letter. Poor guy.)

Thank you for letting me know that you are not publishing romance right now even though I sent you a query letter for a juvenile fiction.

I realize they are busy, but dagnabit, so are we.

Many of us are juggling a career, young children, critique groups (to improve our craft), writing conferences, our kid's sports and extra curricular activities, church AND writing.

If we send them an inferior letter or manuscript they are insulted by our lack of care and yet, I'd say, at least half of the denial letters I receive are with errors.


Okay, I feel better now. Sorry for the rant.:o)

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