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
Burrough's rejection slip.jpg
EVEN EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
GOT REJECTION SLIPS
Unfortunately, that ALL I get.
This next one might as well be a rejection slip. Wish someone "thought the world of me and my opinions." Christ.
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!
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.
An Owomoyela, Catherine Krahe, and Lila Garrott
Fiction Editors, Strange Horizons
ANOTHER REJECTION OF THE SLUGGARDS. DOGGONE IT!
JANUARY 2, 2015 It took them just six days!!!
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.
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!