Bitchery reader Jane sent me a link to a Boston Globe article about an ages-old rejection of a manuscript submitted to Harlequin. Part examination of the romance genre, and part trip down memory lane, the writer re-examines her 53,000 word novel that dealt with forced marriages AND sexual harrassment in the work place.
Sadly, her efforts were rejected then, and now, by the Harlequin editors. So – let’s talk rejection.
Bitchery reader Ostrea linked to Rejection Collection where the rejectees go to commiserate and compare notes – or letters from publishers and agents. What do you do with your rejections? What’s the worst or best rejection you’ve received?
And most importantly, what’s your advice to someone who got the one page “no thanks” form letter in the mail?