At my last writers’ group meeting, one of our speakers read a piece about rejection. It was a response to a rejection that the writer received. I didn’t take notes, but I had examples at home at home to use. Now I will share my example with you.
Here is a response you might want to send next time you receive a rejection letter…
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to consider your rejection. Unfortunately, the volume of unsolicited rejections has become so overwhelming that I find I can no longer devote the necessary time to each one. Therefore, I have decided not to accept any rejections unless they have been channeled through a literary agent who knows my writing needs.
I wish you much success in placing your rejection elsewhere.
This is a re-write of a form response I received from a national magazine. In reviewing their form letter, which has been sent to countless individuals, I noticed two spelling errors and one grammar error. I guess they didn’t have the time to proofread their letters either!