I’ve Only Gotten 3 Out of Ten…

but that’s just from my first 4 rejections– still plenty of time to run the table.

From The Chicago Tribune:

Top 10 most-used phrases in rejection letters
There are many ways of giving a brush-off, especially when it comes to rejection letters. After a rather unscientific poll of both our Facebook friends and Twitter followers, here’s what we found to be the most commonly-used phrases in rejection letters to writers:

1. “Best of luck in your future endeavors” or “best of luck finding a publisher for your work.” The subtle difference is key here. One says “good luck, now please stay the hell away” while the other is more cordial in its “good luck placing your work with someone who is not us. Not ever, ever, ever us.” Ouch factor: 4

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