I got another rejection yesterday. It was a canned rejection. You may be asking yourself why I’m chuckling? Good question. See, I thought I had been rejected by the agency in the email before. Being me, I double checked my rejection emails. Lo and behold, I have now received the dreaded “Double Rejection”. The exact same agency (and agent) sent me two (2) rejection emails for the same query letter.
I figure this means one of two things:
1) Someone was cleaning out their email and an intern didn’t know if I had been rejected. Let’s all be truthful. We’ve all had (or been) the intern who responds to emails without the boss knowing. This is the most likely situation.
2) My query letter was read once by one person and another time by another person. The only reason I mention this is I read an interview lately where an agent mentioned she had sent out a rejection letter to an author. Then an intern saw the query and went “This could be good.” So said agent sent an “Yeah, ignore that rejection letter” email, hoping the author hadn’t found an agent yet. So, does that mean a rejection isn’t really a rejection? I’ll just take them as “Nope.”
I promise to get back to holiday stories on Monday.