I thought it was only fair to have a new post about not getting into Clarion West since I’ve been maintaining another post about folks who have…
Nicest Rejection Ever
I have no idea if this is the kind of rejection everyone gets, but I have to say that it is one of the nicest rejections I’ve ever received:
Thank you for applying to the Clarion West Writers Workshop for 2008.
We are sorry to let you know that you were not selected for this year’s class. We had a record number of applicants, and because the workshop can hold only eighteen students we could not find room for all of the promising writers. We realize this is a disappointment, but hope you will apply to Clarion West again in the future, as your work ranked well with our readers.
We wish you the best with your writing and hope you have a productive summer.
Thank you again for your interest in Clarion West.
A big thank you to all of readers and administrators. I can’t even begin to imagine what you went through this year to wade through the massive pile of applications. When Cory shows up, you might want to spank him for posting the deadline on Boing Boing. 🙂
What to do next
I’d by lying if I didn’t say I was disappointed. Of course I am, as is everyone else who didn’t make it. That’s part of game, folks.
So, take a moment to light a candle for your glorious summer plans and then get back to your keyboard. There are more stories to write.
Oh, and you probably spent a lot of time getting your stories ready for the submission, right? Why not submit them for actual publication? After all, they’re already formatted and such. Print and mail, print and mail.
That’s what I did last week.[Image credits: Kevin Perkins – Flickr]