I received my first rejection, so I’m offiicially part of the club!
Here’s the rejection I got from Ted Weinstein:
Hi Lorraine –
Thanks for sending your materials, which I read right away. Unfortunately I am not convinced that I am the right agent to help this project achieve commercial potential with a major publisher, so I am afraid I can’t offer representation.
Every reader’s reactions are individual and subjective, so I encourage you to query widely until you find the kind of passionate enthusiasm that all writers deserve from their literary agent.
TED WEINSTEIN LITERARY MANAGEMENT
I imagine that Ted has at least 3 or 4 standard replies. I’m just thankful I got the one without the word “sucks” in it. 🙂
I’m also thankful for Ted’s quick reply. I would much rather get a rejection after 2 days than after waiting 4 to 8 weeks!
Another author I know suggested I send out two submissions a week. Not sure what that recommendation is based on, but its something to strive toward. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
Thanks for reading.