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Rejection, my old friend, we meet again at last...


Submitted a story to Strange Horizons on Oct. 2. Got a rejection (which strangely was flagged as spam by Gmail) on Nov. 12, to my discovery today. For those who wonder how SH rejections stack up against similar brush-offs from Asimov's and Fantasy & Science Fiction, here you go:

Thank you for submitting "The Revelation of Guido" to Strange Horizons, but we've decided not to accept it for publication.

We appreciate your interest in our magazine.

    --Susan

Susan Marie Groppi, Jed Hartman, and Karen Meisner
Fiction Editors, Strange Horizons

Short, sweet, to the point. I doubt the slushreader got more than the proverbial 13 lines into it before firebombing my stuff. I almost feel like printing this e-mail out and adding it to the snail-mail rejection collection.

[Sigh] Back to the salt mines...

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BFilmFan
BFilmFan

I recall seeing an article several years ago on rejection letters recieved by famous authors. It was interesting reading.

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