Sunday, May 8, 2011

Rejection. Oh, bittersweet Rejection.

For posterity's sake I'm posting my first ever rejection letter. I'm not depressed or disappointed, after years of reading about famous author's multiple rejections I've almost felt like I've earned a badge or honor. It will be a sweeter success when i'm finally published. So, here tis': 

Dear Hannah Musick:

We appreciate the opportunity to read "Getting Personal", but unfortunately it was not a right fit for The Louisville Review.

Thank you for trying us.


The Editors of The Louisville Review

2010-08-19 04:47:18 (GMT -4:00)

Awhile ago I found this letter written by another rejectee and thought it quite amazing: 

Dear Sirs,
Thank you for your letter of March 24th. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me employment with your company.
This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.
Despite your company''s outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore I will initiate employment with your firm immediately following graduation. I look forward to seeing you then.
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Rising Above Rejection,
-Hannah Hoo

1 comment:

  1. You go girl...WHO could reject you??? It's their loss - TRULY!!! Love you! Have fun in England...can't wait to see you when you get back! Send us a post card if you can. XO