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!: Analog

I wish I had something exciting to say about this one. And I wish this one had something exciting to say to you. But, alas, it’s just a bog-standard form letter rejection from Analog.

I don’t remember what story this would have been for (other than that it obviously would have been science fiction — even I knew to send sci-fi to Analog!). I’m not sure when this rejection would have come, though given where it’s filed, I’m going to say early in my freshman year of college.

I do encourage those aspiring authors out there, however, to click on this letter and take a quick read through it. Rather than simply rejecting stories, Analog took the opportunity to drop a little wisdom, in the form of a mini-lecture on storytelling. The advice given here is solid and valuable, if somewhat basic.

But we all need to start with the basics.

 

Analog form letter

 

 

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