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Monday, October 24, 2005
It looks like I've joined the ranks of the officially rejected, folks. Got a letter back from Kensington today with a very polite "Thanks, but no thanks."

Strangely, I'm not devastated.

The good news is, I had a cute concept and good pacing. The bad news is that my style is "totally YA and not suitable for contemporary romance."

Crap.

I did get a "keep us in mind for future submissions" which isn't a total kick in the pants, but it doesn't do much to take the edge off because, really, no is still no.

So I obviously didn't quite do the job right. I wasn't able to hold her interest long enough to get to the romance part which, believe you me, is unsuitable for the Under 18 Crowd Who Shouldn't Be Reading Books With Sex In Them Anyway.

Well hell.
10/24/2005 05:25:00 PM : : Sela Carsen : : 10 Comments

10 Comments:

Hugs on the R! You'll get 'em next time.

By Anonymous Danica, at 6:22 PM  

((Hugs)) on the pass. Keep in mind Kate Duffy doesn't extend a 'keep us in mind' if she dosen't mean it. Now send that baby out again!

By Blogger Jaye, at 7:07 PM  

*hugs and chocolate*
You've gotten a rejection... that's got to get you membership into some really cool clubs?
(searches mind to think of all the rejection stories that always come up on writers FAQ)

By Anonymous Karen, at 7:15 PM  

Hey, sorry about the R babe. But that's a good one (you should see the last one I got from that publishing house!), and you're now a REAL PRO.

Send it somewhere else.

By Blogger Julie, at 8:31 PM  

So sorry about the R. I got one from them, too, last week. :/

By Anonymous Michelle, at 6:20 AM  

((Sela)) but you are now a real pro.
Do remember that YA is totally subjective. Another editor might think differently.

By Blogger Michelle Styles, at 9:24 AM  

Considering YA is booming and only growing and not nearly as young as we might think (I think), maybe that's not such a bad thing.

By Blogger Amie Stuart, at 12:58 PM  

I'm with Jaye. Take Kate's words seriously.

ALSO,send it out again, and keep on wiht the new one!

By Blogger Sasha White, at 1:42 PM  

((((hugs)))) But that's definitely a good R.

Sue

By Anonymous Sue Child, at 4:53 PM  

Sorry about rejection.

By Blogger Annalee Blysse, at 7:14 PM  

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