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So, I'm crying. An essay that I thought was funny, witty, told a good story, and had a really strong parent/child relationship in it was just very nicely rejected by Brain, Child.<br><br>
She recommended FamilyFun (which has rejected other stuff of mine) but it's too mainstream for this essay, I think.<br><br>
I just need a safe place to vent. I was REALLY hoping they'd take this, and now it hurts.<br><br>
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Yes, I know--dust it off and try elsewhere. I know the intellectuals of it--I'm just emotional right now. Can I get some fellow writer hugs?<br><br>
Sniff sniff.<br><br>
Mel
 

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Thank you, cathe.<br><br>
I'm plowing through a travel piece that's due tomorrow, all about Fall Foliage in New England. I keep comforting myself with all the other writing successes, but it still hurts.
 

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I hear ya! I just got a rejection from them too. Don't they write the nicest rejections?<br>
I'm also trying to figure where to go next with it. It does feel like quite a setback even though I have had some other successes this week.<br>
Anyway, hugs to you.
 

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It's a bummer, isn't it. I feel like they are rejecting ME when it happens, even though I know that's not true. I hope you can get it published elsewhere.
 

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zealsmom, you too? I was hoping both of us would get, or that you'd get in when I got my rejection. Sigh.<br><br>
EFmom, thanks. I'll work on finding a home for it...
 

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Did they offer any insight about what would make it more their style, or specifics on what made it <i>not</i> their style? While you might not rework the article, it might help you when dealing with some topic in the future...?
 

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Yes, they did. And it wasn't a style or writing problem--it was more that the tone didn't fit their needs (she was specific, but I won't go into detail). They're both writers (the eds) so they're great with rejections.<br><br>
I'm feeling better today--finished my travel piece and now I'M the editor (see my post on buying reprints from folks).
 

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I've gotten two rejections from them this year, somehow for me the personal rejections are almost worse!
 
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