REJECTION SLIPS
I have had a lot more. I wonder where they are?


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Look! The famous Stanley Schmidt wrote me a note. He didn't take the story, though.



THIS ONE MUST BE ABOUT 1965/66??
I still have the story: falling%20star.html



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EVEN EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
GOT REJECTION SLIPS
Unfortunately, that ALL I get.


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"view image." MAC Right click = CONTROL CLICK!





This next one might as well be a rejection slip. Wish someone "thought the world of me and my opinions." Christ.

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REJECTION SLIPS FOR "THE SLUGGARDS"
Read the Sluggards here.
HEY, C.C. Finlay gave me what looks a bit like an actual personal comment on the story, but Isaac Asimov Magazine rejected it in FOUR DAYS! Clarkesworld tossed it out of the slush pile in under 24 hours!


I'm not giving up! It's a great story
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Curses! Rejected again! Doesn't work for him, does it?
Dig this cat's name. THAT'S what doesn't work here.
He can't decide if he is a disciple, the messiah's dad, or a founding father!



GODDAMN IT! THESE BASTARDS HAVE REJECTED IT TOO!



AND YET ANOTHER PUBLISHER REJECTS THE SLUGGARDS ON OCT 3, 2015:
Dear Tom Cole,

Thank you for submitting "The Sluggards" to Strange Horizons, but we've decided not to accept it for publication.

We appreciate your interest in our magazine.

--Lila

An Owomoyela, Catherine Krahe, and Lila Garrott
Fiction Editors, Strange Horizons
fiction@strangehorizons.com

ANOTHER REJECTION OF THE SLUGGARDS. DOGGONE IT!
JANUARY 2, 2015  It took them just six days!!!
Dear Tom,

Many thanks for sending "The Sluggards", but I'm sorry to say that we don't think it's quite right for Interzone. We wish you luck placing it elsewhere, and hope that you'll send us something new soon.

Best wishes,
Andy
Interzone
TTA Press

DOGGONE IT! JUNE 16, 2016. Apex rejects it! I shall never give up!!!!

THAT'S SIX (7) REJECTIONS FOR THE SLUGGARDS. I shall NEVER give up!
Not One of Us

This is eight REJECTIONS FOR THE SLUGGARDS. I shall NEVER give up!


This is 9 REJECTIONS FOR THE SLUGGARDS. I shall NEVER give up!

TENTH REJECTION:
February 4, 2017 Email
Dear Tom Cole,

Thank you for sending us "The Sluggards". We appreciate the opportunity to read it. Unfortunately, the piece as it is, is not for us.

Tom, I would be happy to reassess this piece, but I think your background information in the first 14 pages is a little too much like info-dump. If you rework and send it back to us, send to the resubmissions section.

Please record this response in Duotrope.com if you used their tracking facilities.

Thanks again. Best of luck with your future writing.

Sincerely,
Sophie Yorkston

Editor, SQ Mag

A 14-page information dump? I must protest. More like fourteen pages of belly-busters. I lifted those pages out of a caravan bound for Stygia, and I lifted them from their cloth-of-gold bag out of the coils of the great serpent which guarded them without waking him. I wove the words from the tresses of dead women which I took from their tombs at midnight and steeped in the deadly wine of the upas tree to give strength to each paragraph.



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Audy Murphy was famous for mowing down something like 50 Germans with his machine gun. He also apparently wrote songs with this cat:
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