Thanks, but No Thanks

With all the blood, sweat and stress that went into my anthology story a rejection was not what I had hoped for…but no writer hopes for a rejection, do they?

Yes, Amulet of Kemet was rejected.

However, the good news is that they enjoyed the story a lot, and I have been asked if I want my name included on the list for the next “invitation only” anthology. Well, let me think about that for a moment…OK, you twisted my arm. 😀

When I submitted the story I wrote a post saying that at the very least I wanted the editors to hold my story in high enough regard that they would remember me the next time they were thinking of putting an anthology together. Although I’m sad that my story was rejected, I’m happy my story didn’t turn the editors off me forever.

Amulet of Kemet will be submitted elsewhere within a few days.

4 thoughts on “Thanks, but No Thanks

  1. You’ll get ’em at the next invite!

    Amulet is still a successful story. I’m sure you’ll find a home for it!!!

    All the best, K.

  2. That’s always good news to hear.

    As an editor, I send out rejections like that on occasion. It means the writing’s good enough, just that that story, for whatever reason, didn’t quite fit.

    In my experience, the writers who get those kinds of rejections usually place a story with me eventually.

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