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Handling rejection

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I got a rejection letter from DAW Books today. DAW is unusual in that they will accept manuscripts directly from authors, without an agent sending them—or at least they used to; I'm not positive that's still the case, because I haven't sent them a book in at least six years. That's because I got an agent about six years ago, and while she has not yet sold any of my books, she has shopped a lot of them around, and so she is the one who has been getting the rejection letters. 

DAW_Rejection_Jan2013

The letter is very nicely worded but it's clearly a form letter and doesn't even list the title of the book, so I don't know which book it is they finally  got around to reading and decided they could live without. 

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mtlawson
Feb. 2nd, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
I'm reminded of rejection letters from grad school. Always painful but necessary.
karen_w_newton
Feb. 2nd, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
True, Mike, but I'm guessing the grad school did not take SIX YEARS to send the letter!
mtlawson
Feb. 2nd, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
One did take two years, however.
karen_w_newton
Feb. 4th, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
Two years is terrible for a grad school, but I still win.
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