Rejection Letter #4

bya Gabrielle at 4:48 PM

A day after my rejection letter from Words and Images, I got another, but this one was one of the most promising ones I have received thus far.  If one editor nibbles, one is bound to bite somewhere, right?  That is my hope at least.  I still have 9 others considering “Jenny Kissed Me” now.  If they all say no, and that is an extreme possibility, I’ll have to go back to the drawing board.  Let’s all cross our fingers that I don’t have to.  Here is the rejection I received from Room magazine.  I only wish they had liked it just a little more.

Rejection Letter #4 – Room Magazine

Dear Gabrielle Olexa,

Thank you for submitting your Fiction to Room magazine. While we are unable to accept Jenny Kissed Me for publication, we would very much like to see more of your work.

Members of Room’s collective read over 1200 submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction each year, of which less than 2% are accepted for publication. As you can imagine, we have to make some very tough choices. Each issue of Room is edited by a different collective member, and each issue editor is responsible for choosing manuscripts that most closely match her issue in theme and feeling.

Your submission was one of very few that gets passed on by our readers to an issue editor. We really liked it, but were ultimately unable to use it in one of our upcoming issues. Please be sure to send us more of your writing. You can find out what themes might be under consideration by visiting our website, http://roommagazine.com.

We look forward to reading more of your work.

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