March 13, 2015

I reject your rejection...



This is a story that I have treasured for years. And I was inspired to share the tale with you because of a note on rejection Alana Noel Voth posted the other day.

Once upon a romance, I was dating a cartoonist who was moderately—that is to say, mildly—successful. But he received his share of rejections. In fact, in his opinion, he received more than his fair share. At some point, he created a rejection letter for the rejection letters. Seriously. He wrote a form letter that read (along the lines of):

To whom it may concern,

Thank you for your rejection letter.

Unfortunately, due to the sheer amount of rejection letters we have received, we cannot process your rejection letter at this time.

In no way is this a reflection on the quality of your rejection letter.

We wish you the best of luck in placing your rejection letter with another artist.

Sincerely yours.

Oh, do I love this.

For more on rejection:

Rejection
Third Times the Charm
What the Fuck?
It's the way...
If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say...

XXX,
Alison

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