amongst books

amongst books

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Rejection Letters

Gayle Brandeis, in her wonderful book, Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration For Women Who Write, quotes a great rejection letter from Two Girls Review in Portland, Oregon:
editorial choices are fucking
arbitrary. you know it. we know it.
that's why you should not take this
no as anything but some jerk-off's
idea about what fit and what didn't
fit this go round. our decisions are
no reflection on the merit of your
work--they are as full of shit as our
own colossal egos. these are
important: hands, ideas, mouths,
words, images.

our advice?
be relentless

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