After weeks of waiting, the last few responses in reference to my short story Foiled finally arrived. Each letter contained a depressing, but standard rejection. After talking to my sister about it, she gave me this great idea. I am going to make postcards that give editors a chance to respond in a way that will help me re-work my piece for publication. What this means is that I will create a postcard, which will say something like so:
We thank you for your submission however; we feel your piece needs:
–More character development.
–Work on the dialogue.
–Work on either the tone of the piece or the timing.
–To be submitted elsewhere because we do not publish this type of fiction.
Thank you and good luck in the future.