Most Poetic Rejection Letter:
for Merry Christmas on the Inside
No-one likes getting rejected, but this poetic response from Jason of the UK magazine The Delinquent, lessens the pain somewhat – haha 😉
Thanks for sending us “Merry Christmas on the inside”. It was a very close thing. So close, the windows shook and our eyebrows were singed. But we’re sorry to say you didn’t quite get into the magazine this time.
We receive a lot of good work and have to make some very tough decisions. Sometimes it’s just a balance thing. We like to keep things varied, and sometimes we get things wrong. I think it was only a case of the niggles that held us back – the piece wouldn’t fit as a double page spread and although we liked part I very much, we weren’t entirely sure about whether the later parts pulled together and added up to an equal sized pillar.
But please take these comments with a pinch of salt. Our tastes are not everyone’s, and we get a lot of things wrong. It’s very likely we’ve done you an injustice.
We hope your resolve is undiminished and you will send us some work for a future issue.
All the best,
Note: here is a link to Merry Christmas on the Inside 🙂
and here is my email to Jason