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Good Rejections (Part 1)

Dear David Thomas Peacock,

Thank you very much for sending “Flight Number” to redacted. Although it was not selected for publication, it received positive feedback from our readers. Good luck placing this with another magazine. Please try us again!

Sincerely,

The Editors


So why is this a good rejection? Well, let’s see…

  1. They read it and more than one person liked it.
  2. They’re taking the time to tell me about it.
  3. They’re encouraging me to send more stuff.
  4. Their unsolicited acceptance rate is 0%.

It’s a winner!