Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bleak is the new black

Hi Diana:
Thank you for submitting to [unnamed literary magazine]. Unfortunately, we're going to pass on this as it's a little too bleak for us. Please feel welcome to submit again in the future, though.
[unnamed literary magazine editor]

But he read it! I know that, because it was bleak, just a little. But hey, the kid didn't actually die in the end. Alright, maybe I should get some more sunshine. Or just pick a literary magazine that doesn't.


Melissa said...

That is an awesome rejection. Do you have something else more cheery you can send them right away? And we'll find a new home for the tiny-bit-bleak one? :)

feistywon said...

How great! Don't you just love acknowledgement?! Congratulations!