Ed Driscoll

Rejections With Teeth

Believe it or not, but when the vast majority of editors whom I’ve been in contact reject a proposal, they typically respond with a letter dispatched from what Florence King calls “the Republic of Nice“. I forget its author, but years ago, I read a book on how to query magazine and newspaper editors that suggested paying particular attention to the odd “Rejection letter with teeth”.

While I had numerous queries tossed back to me in the early days, I’m happy to say I never received a rejection letter that sounded like this. Too bad its comments aren’t uttered more often in Hollywood, it would lead to infinitely better movies.

(Via Libertas.)