Friday, December 17, 2010

I Want This Rejection!

My buddy Camille over at Camille Reads had this on her blog. This is an old school rejection form for screenplays but I want one for novels! I want there to be a standard like this for literary agents. I mean I think it's perfect. We get forms all the time and at least this is more specific.

Besides, it feels like the junior high notes you used to pass. Do you like me? Circle yes/no/maybe. But this gives you at least they why it's a no. Kind of cool. Old School needs to be the New School in this instance. Ya feel me?

So far I am digging number 17 on this list. Scenes of an unpleasant nature, LMAO.

10 comments:

  1. #14 - If it WERE probably,then it'd be #5 or #9. Great post!

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  2. I have gotten this rejection before! LOL.

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  3. The best "form" rejection I ever got was from Byline Magazine (under previous management, not sure if they still do this). It explained how many fiction submissions they get per month (I think it was something like 300), and that they can only accept one, and then it said something like "Your manuscript made it into the final 12-24, 6-11, top 5." And 6-11 was circled. This took them so little time--the form was Xeroxed to the point that the print was all warped--but it encouraged me to know I had gotten so close!

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  4. I love this rejection! It would make things a little more clearer, wouldn't it?

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  5. This is funny but I don't think I'd like getting a form rejection that has a check anymore than I like the other kind.

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  6. As straight forward as this one is, it feel just as impersonal as a "sorry, your MS is just not right for us"...ah well at least they looked at it right?
    kris

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  7. Well, my MS has enough Drama. That's for sure. It must be that harrowing death bed scene I have...Yep. That's why its getting rejected. LOL.

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  8. Brilliant. If we follow this list carefully, we can write about an unconventional and amusing family that is in constant motion, probably falling down a lot, wearing no costumes, and to which nothing particularly bad happens, beyond perhaps the occasional hangnail provided it doesn't turn gangrenous and kill anyone. I am excited!

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  9. Frostokovich, but that would warrant a #5, don't you watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians?! LMFAO!!!!!!!!

    However, I am up for writing about such a family. Set in Philly of course...now you got me thinking!

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