16.3 The Correct Way to Reject
This was from Lyn Worsham, editor of JAC, and demonstrates the brief and elegant way to toss (in this case, a query on a specific book review) overboard:
"Thanks for your inquiry .... Unfortunately, we will not be able to use it. Why not query College Literature or College English. Both of these journals seem ideally suited for a review of this particular book?"
Simple, elegant, brief. Yet kind, in its own way.
I am rejected and heartened at the same time.
--Back to the book I am writing, instead of the one I am trying to review.
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