My friend, Christine, did a post titled "The Good, The Bad, and the Not-so Ugly" and so I thought I'd follow up with one of my own.
First of all, let's get the Bad and the Ugly out of the way. This weekend I got my worst rejection letter so far in the history of my rejections. This email came from the Triangulation End of the Rainbow Anthology editor.
Here's what he said:
Thanks for sending this our way but we're going to pass. At its core, this is a plot that's been told many times, and this treatment doesn't do anything new with it. As an additional note, it's generally considered bad form to include a story synopsis in your cover letter.
If you have anything else that fits our theme, we'd be
happy to take a look at it.
What? Who knew a colorblind girl searching at the end of a rainbow had been done before, and many times. And secondly, they didn't specify what to put in the cover letter. Who knew that a blurb would be so damning. Did anyone else know about this or was it just me?
Now the good. I finished my short story for the Pill Hill Shadows and Light anthology and sent it to my critique partners.
And, I made an awesome pot of potato and leek soup courtesy of All Recipes.com. Here's the link if you want to try it. (Add an extra potato, though to thicken it up. I did).
Overall, not a bad weekend, just a sore spot on Saturday. I submitted my story to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and we'll see what they think of it.