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."
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.
Hugs on the R! You'll get 'em next time.
((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!
*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)
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.
So sorry about the R. I got one from them, too, last week. :/
((Sela)) but you are now a real pro.
Do remember that YA is totally subjective. Another editor might think differently.
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.
I'm with Jaye. Take Kate's words seriously.
ALSO,send it out again, and keep on wiht the new one!
((((hugs)))) But that's definitely a good R.
By 4:53 PM, at
Sorry about rejection.