Thick skin

From the rejection pile (which I don’t feel so terribly bad about because, let’s face it, every writer has one). Bear in mind, this is in no way an attempt to shame any of these agents or publishers. I simply happen to believe that seeing the worst the publishing industry has to offer–a form letter rejection–makes the whole process a little easier.

Dear Author:

Thanks so much for letting us take a look at your materials and please forgive us for responding with a form letter.  The volume of submissions we receive, however, makes it impossible to correspond with everyone personally.

Unfortunately, the project you describe does not suit our list at this time.  We wish you the best of luck in finding an agent and publisher for your work and we thank you, once again, for letting us consider your materials.

Sincerely,

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

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