Post A Rejection Letter Friday

Apropos of the ridiculous focus on whether or not posting rejection letters is common practice/professional/legal/cuddly/appropriate/blue rather than on the exposure of crude and offensive racist language, I’m officially declaring it Post A Rejection Letter Friday.

I already posted LeGuin’s.  I’ll post one of mine this evening, because the one I want is on my home computer.  In the meantime, post one of yours!  In comments, in your blog, anywhere.  Link back to nostalgiaforinfinity, just cuz :)

8 thoughts on “Post A Rejection Letter Friday

  1. I have no rejection letter to post, but to the unwritten rule diversionary tactic types I can point to that and say a “booyah!” :)

  2. I don’t have any handy rejections either–although ask me again in a few months. My one rejection of the past few months was a standard “Sorry you didn’t win” from Writers of the Future. (I have another piece out elsewhere but no word on it.)

    I do actually have old rejections from my first year of college. One I particularly remember: I submitted a story (which in retrospect, I think was a naive and somewhat childish work) to Crank! and Brian Cholfin sent me a form rejection telling me not watch so much television, which sent me into a small self-castigating tailspin because I ALREADY didn’t really watch television. (I didn’t have one of my own and the only TV I ever saw was in the lounges in the dorm rooms. I spent more time in the libraries anyway.)

  3. OK, since Mamatas has stood up for our right to post rejection letters, I posted one from him to the same story Sanders rejected. Thanks for the solidarity.

  4. Darnit, I don’t have any rejections handy to post. Please consider me with you in spirit!

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