Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A little can go a long way

Yesterday, I received another contest form letter rejecting my manuscript. Nothing unusual in that, except that the editor wrote at the bottom:

Sorry - It's a strong & moving mss -


That's enough to keep me going for another year.

8 comments:

Michael said...

Sounds like you are getting close :) Hang in there

Supervillainess said...

Wisconsin?

Joannie said...

Michael - I hope so!

Supervillainess - Yep.

Ramona Daniel Gault said...

Yes, "strong" is a word we writers love to be applied to our work. But how can you be rejected from a contest?

Ramona Daniel Gault said...

Happy real Emily Dickenson's birthday!

Ramona Daniel Gault said...

Oops, typo in Dickinson.

Joannie said...

I guess you're right. Technically, one isn't rejected from a contest; one just loses. But the upshot is that the manuscript isn't accepted for publication, so I lump it in the rejections category.

T. Clear said...

Oh....Joannie....we poets certainly know how to make a tiny compliment go a looooooooong, long way!