Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Dear Santa...

(This is a repost of the conclusion to a 13-part series which jumpstarted our blog two years ago.)


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:

Sarah Beth Durst said...

Happy Holidays, Disco Mermaid!

Best wishes,
Sarah

SilberBook-Blog said...

...and a partride in a SASE!

thanks for the laugh -

happiest of holidays to you all!

alan

Natalie said...

Happy Holidays to one lord a'leaping, 2 ladies dancing....fiiiiive, multi-book contracts!

a. fortis said...

Happy holidays, guys! Great post.