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    Just received a response... not too bad I guess...

    But still a no, and it took almost 5 months!!! It was via email and I had almost forgotten I sent it.

    Response just received:

    Dear Debbi,

    Thank you for your submission of ‘Border Guard’. We very much enjoyed the sample.

    However, I am sorry to say I do not feel your work is quite right for our list.
    We are still a relatively small publishers, so competition for submissions is
    extremely high. However, I really enjoyed reading your submission, and wish you
    all the best in finding another publisher for your book.


    **Hey ho! At least someone likes it!!!



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    Even sounded personal! Sure beats a form letter. And, hopefully, the fact that they liked it is a good sign someone else will LOVE it and offer representation!! Good luck, DV!
    Cindy

    And be at peace... the universe is unfolding as it should

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    Sounds like a plus to me. That letter would encourage me.

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    Thanks Cindy and John

    I *will* take encouragement I think. Especially because since sending this one off, I have tightened my query letter and synopsis to a degree I feel more confident with. So that can only be a good thing.

    Plus, I took a wrench and tightened some stuff in my MS ever so slightly, and feel a kind of relief about that.

    So the next person is in for a treat! LOL. Hope to be sending a few out this weekend once my computer comes back from the hospital.

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    We are still a relatively small publishers

    Is that actually how it reads? If so, their letter needs an editor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leslee View Post
    We are still a relatively small publishers

    Is that actually how it reads? If so, their letter needs an editor!
    Yeah, I saw that too, but just figured it was a typo on Debbie's part.

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    I'm glad they liked it, even if they didn't accept it.

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    Debbi, that's one of the best rejections I've read. Good luck.

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    However, I really enjoyed reading your submission,
    Could it be that people are getting nicer? Kinder...more loving, in general?

    I'd like to think so.

    *_*

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    Keep trying your get there. With creativity and passion for writing it's possible in this difficult industry

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