Rejected

I love this painting by my Aunt Jan. It makes me think how versatile life is.
There are so many options and routes to take in life.
Our thoughts truly determine our actions.
It is a rainy day here in Naples, Italy. We have been hanging out in our room,
doing laundry, and just unwinding from the week.
I received my 1st manuscript rejection letter this morning in the mail. I submitted my manuscript to Imbue Press on November 26, 2010. It is a publishing company that is a branch off of Morgan and James Publishing Company. If you are a writer and are interested in submitting your manuscript just click on the link below.
 As I was reading the1st line in the letter I experienced a very intense emotion. I thought I can’t believe this is happening. My manuscript is going to be a book!!!
A few sentences later I discovered otherwise.
My mind jumped to conclusions after reading the first few lines.
I will not give up. The book is just a book of poems. After my big daddy of a book is published I will further pursue getting my poem book published. This rejection letter gives me the momentum to keep submitting my work and to continue writing my 2nd book. There is a time and a place for everything in life. When the Lord is ready for my work to be published the doors will be opened.  Until then, I will keep on, keeping on.
Below is my 1st official rejection letter.  I never thought I would be excited to be rejected. I heard back from the publishing house and that is a start. Life is full of surprises. I believe rejection builds character, perseverance and hope.
Yes, I could self-publish my book of poems, but at this time in life I am not going that route.
I will wait and listen to God.
It’s all in God’s timing and I feel as though right now he is telling me it is not the time!
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Romans 5:3-5

 

Dear Emily,
Thank you for submitting your manuscript proposal ####### ######. We just wanted you to know that we had taken the time to review it and consider it for publishing.
Morgan James Publishing receives an average of 5,000 manuscript proposals each year, but only publishes an average of 165. At this time, we don’t seem to have a fit between your manuscript and our current vision and schedule of books to be released.
Your manuscript may have an excellent chance of success in another publishing
channel, so I do encourage you to pursue your plans and vision and I acknowledge your efforts. I know what it takes! In the future, we would be happy to review another of your manuscripts to see if it might meet with our vision, purpose and schedule of up-and-coming books. It was our pleasure to meet you and get to know your book and hear your manuscript ideas.
Thanks again for choosing to submit your manuscript to us. We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to review your book and consider it for publication. We wish you the best!
Sincerely yours,
Kristen Moeller, Executive Publisher
Imbue Press, an Imprint of Morgan James Publishing
The Entrepreneurial Publisher
5 Penn Plaza, 23rd Floor
New York City, New York 10001
(212) 655-5470 Extension 210

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *