Thursday, March 25, 2010

Odd Rejection

Rejections come and rejections go, but this one will be with be a while. Finally got a desicion from Andramada Spaceways Magazine about a submission they have had for 5 months. After making it through several rounds here is what they sent me:

Thank you for submitting to Andromeda Spaceways.

Unfortunately, while we liked your submission, so far we
have not found a place for it ... and it is against
our policy to hold onto a story indefinitely. Much as we'd
like to, we just don't have the room to print all the stories
we get -- not even all the good ones. So sadly, I'm going
to have to very reluctantly let this one go.

If it got this far, you can rest assured that your story
is of high quality and you should be able to find a home
for it. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Better luck next time!

I have supplied some notes from the readers, in case you find them useful.
(All these are only the opinions of the readers.)

Very well written, an enjoyable story. This one definitely needs to head up the ladder.
Hope that's of some help, and better luck next time!

Am I wrong or did they just say, "You're perfect for the job, but unfortunatly, there is no job"

Well, that one is a head scratcher.

1 comment:

Sue Bursztynski said...

What the reply you got from ASIM said was that they liked your story, but had no space for it and didn't think it was fair to you to hang on to it for ages just in case a spot might come up. If you got to the slushpool it means your story is publishable. We can't take everything, though. There's only so much space and each issue has to be balanced - some fantasy, some SF, perhaps a bit of horror - or subscribers will drop us. Each issue is done by a different editor - perhaps those who were planning issues at the time had other tastes? So go submit it somewhere which has only on e editor and can say an immediate yes or no, as we can't. At least you didn't have to wait too long for a reply, no guarantee that will be the case with some other markets..

Of course, then you have less chance of finding someone who'll love your particular piece, but that's another story...

Good luck with your piece and stop head-scratching! :-)