Monday, May 4, 2009

Topic: Rejection in Publishing--Why?

10-second review: The Fiddlehead (named of a small fern said to symbolize the sun) is a quarterly Canadian publication that prints poems, fiction, book reviews and essays. What is probably unique about it is that staff members hand-write rejection notices with advice to all contributors. What are the most significant problems causing rejection?

Title: “The Fiddlehead.” M Hart. The Writer (February 2009), 48. The Writer is a magazine by writers for writers.

Summary: Most frequent reasons for rejection? Weak openings and conclusions.

Comments: Writers appreciate the personal touch even though they have been rejected. RayS.

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