Rejection, Yet Again

I think that Gemini Magazine gave me the nicest rejection letter yet:

Hi Charlotte.

Thanks so much for submitting to Gemini. Though we’re going to pass this time, I enjoyed reading “Soon” and appreciate the opportunity to consider it.
Tight writing and nice cloak of suspense kept me reading.
Thanks again.
David Bright, Editor
Gemini Magazine
ISN’T THAT SWEET? A note to all you magazine and journal editors out there, THIS IS THE WAY TO WRITE A REJECTION LETTER! Unless the story was crap, and then you should probably not say that you like it, but if you like a story and still can’t accept it in your magazine for whatever reason, this is DEFINITELY the way to encourage the author, politely reject, and show them what’s the best thing about their story so when they write more they’re keeping it in mind. It’s the kind of rejection letter that tells them what makes them good, and helps them in the future without being rude.
Even if all you get is a rejection like mine, Gemini Magazine is absolutely worth submitting to!
In further news, “Soon” has now been submitted to Pithead Chapel, so we’ll see if we get a better response from them!

About Charlotte Blackwood

Charlotte Blackwood is a self-employed aspiring author working on perfecting her first novella/ first novel. She is a current student at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. If you're looking for a reading list (someday she'll add her own works to the list), she's currently supporting Anna Karenina, anything by Dickens, anything by Tolkien, anything by JK Rowling, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Hunger Games.

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