Sunday, December 25, 2005

12 Form Rejections - Conclusion

THE TWELVE FORM REJECTIONS
(inspired by The Twelve Days of Christmas)

In my twelfth form rejection, the letter said to me:
Dear Author/Illustrator,
regarding (CAPS & BOLDFACE TITLE),
thanks for your submission,
we're so glad you thought of our house,
we're proud of ev'ry book we publish,
see Writer's Market for our guidelines,
due to the number of submissions,
we can't give personal suggestions,
though we strive for quick responses,
after careful consideration,
good luck in the future,
but this story doesn't fit our current needs.

So I cried for just a minute, and then
(surging with ambition)
tucked a self-addressed-stamped-envelope
into my next submission.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS
from your
Disco Mermaids

4 comments:

Debby G. said...

Haha! Well done.

And happy holidays to you.

Disco Mermaids said...

Thank you. We had fun creating our "song"...and even more fun hearing that people enjoyed it.

- Jay

Courtney said...

Hahahahaha, I love this. I wish I had found it before feburary, so darn funny. (excuse me while i go cry in a corner over my last rejection)

Paige Keiser said...

Oh GOD, I know the feeling! Let's have a rejection letter bond fire. woo hoo! :)