So, I get home from running some errands, and just a few minutes after I walk in the door, my phone goes “ding, you’ve got mail”. Not really, but you know what I mean. Like always, I clicked on my inbox and held my breath, but there was nothing breath holding worthy. Just rejection letters. One for “Jenny Kissed Me” and one for “Jenny of Lebanon”. Both were very standard and offered me no hope. There’s always tomorrow, right?
For anyone keeping count, that is number seventeen for “Jenny Kissed Me” and number four for “Jenny of Lebanon”.
Just as soon as we are moved and settled in our new home, I’m printing out all my rejections and plastering them on the wall. Not sure what good that will do, but it’s my plan.
Rejection # 20 – Boston Review
Dear Gabrielle Olexa,
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to review “Jenny Kissed Me.” However, we find that it is not right for Boston Review at this time. Please know that while our small staff carefully reads every submission, the high volume of submissions means, regrettably, that we cannot provide a thorough, individualized response to each submitter.
We wish you success in placing your work elsewhere. Thank you for thinking of Boston Review.
Boston Review editors
Rejection #21 – AGNI
Dear Gabrielle Olexa:
Thank you for sending “Jenny of Lebanon.” Your work received careful consideration here.
We’ve decided this manuscript isn’t right for us, but we wish you luck placing it elsewhere.