EVERY WEEK, REJECTION LETTERS FROM MY PAST. BECAUSE THE HURT GOES AWAY AFTER A COUPLE OF DECADES.

THIS WEEK IN REJECTION!

This Week in Rejection!: New Blood

This one… I don’t even know where to start or what to say.

I went through a horror-writing period in my teens, including my freshman year of college, from which this letter dates. I dutifully went through the Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market Guide and flagged every publication — big and small — that published horror.

And, man, believe me — I tried ’em all!

Including New Blood, which you’ll see a lot of in the future. Because I kept trying them. Why? Why did I keep trying this very small magazine? Well, I don’t remember, but as you can see below, it’s probably because the editor actually said something sorta, kinda nice about the story I sent in.

He also was trying to sell me a subscription to his magazine. Gee, I wonder if the two were connected in some way…?

Oh, well. In any event, here it is:

 

New Blood rejection

 

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