Saturday, October 03, 2009

Size matters


Anonymous said...

Erin, I love your approach to this blog! Excellent! And, very funny.
You and I should collaborate on a book of unigue and stupid rejections. I think I have a fiole almost as large as yours, but mine also includes some of the rather stupid blunders I've made in choosing an agent!
I'd love for you to pop over to my blog;
and join me and some other exceptional writers in this endeavor!
great blog. I would very much like to link it to mine.

Theresa Chaze, Wiccan Writer said...

Erin. Thank you for the smile first thing in the morning. I enjoyed it even without my morning coffee. Some people's kids really need to have a talking to. It would have cost the editor nothing so show a little respect. Publishers need writers just as much a writers need publishers.

Much luck and continued success.

Anonymous said...

That was a great comeback, Erin. They may not have written back, but the message was loud and clear.

Schuyler Thorpe said...


ROFLMAO!!! got me thinking here about something I can do next year:

Save up a little money, and send out queries on not one book project, but THREE.

See what happens.

I know my work doesn't fit and I frankly could care less, but I need to do this just to see what happens.


Schuyler Thorpe said...

Addendum note:

Keep up the good work, Erin! And keep sharing your experiences!

Dorothy said...

LOL, Erin, I sent a few people your way. I just absolutely LOVE this! So down to earth...I love your style!

Laura M. Crawford said...

Hi, Erin! Way to go!! That is just brilliant how you handled that rejection. Keep up the good work and thanks for the smile. Best thing to happen to me all day!!

Mongrel Porksword said...

I am living proof that size matters.

~d said...

I was so wondering where this was going with the size matters!

~d heart Erin

PDD said...

LMAO!!! I love the way in which you respond to these jack asses. hahahahha.

Keep Going!!

Paul said...

Did it at least come in a cookie?

PDD said...

You switched the date!

Now that I have watched this for a a total of... oh I don't know 15-20 times, it just occured to me; perhaps they sent you the 1X8 inch paper because they don't have very much money to spend on regular 8X10's? That or they had just brought on a bunch of interns who just realized at the very same time you submitted your material that the people for which they are working for free are back stabbing asshole, so in return interns misrepresent the company by sending out responses such as you have demonstrated, as well as having a few laughs?

Just a thought. And the only reasonable one I can think of. It makes perfect sense. What adult in the working world would respond in such a way. It's got to be a pissed off intern. It's just got to be.

Now I want to be an intern!

(I mean no disrespect to you and your work when I say that. But of course, you know that.)

femmme said...

how fn hillarious. they sent you te equiv. of a post it "no"

shady80baby said...

From what I see on your page your a very interested open women who knows what she wants to talk about when she wants to talk about it.

Cosmic Navel Lint said...
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Cosmic Navel Lint said...

Hi Erin,

you have the sense of humour which will allow you to weather all storms (anonymous dickhead abusers notwithstanding - I thought you handled that beautifully, too, by the way) and succeed.

I've been sitting here watching you video blogs with great mirth - a spirit like yours is uncrushable and a pleasure to watch.

Take care and keep it up!


Anonymous said...

Erin: Would you rather receive a boiler plate rejection letter proving that they don't give a shit about you or your writing or an obviously phoney letter that pretends to care and includes insincere thanks?

I don't know how you deal with it all. I assume you have moral support (maybe the person that you occasionally look at while video posting).

Oh. I sincerely like your blog!

meri said...

Nice work and messages....from Spain, meri

Matt Conlon said...

It never ceases to amaze me that people will not only NOT go out of their way to be personable, even in a form letter, but they actually seem to be making sure your never consider them again!

Not only does this cause feelings of "rejection" but exudes complete disrespect not just for someone with an application, but someone who could have been a loyal reader.

How low-rent is that!? That might as well have been something you pull out of a fortune cookie.

How would their conduct have reflected on your work, had they actually published it? How many people would have seen the title, your name, only to see that same publisher who rejected their work and didn't give them the respect of at least a full sheet of paper?

TalesNTypos said...


I watched this before, a few months ago. Watched it again. It's still good. :)