It’s been a while since I reached into my stack of rejection letters, so today I dove in and pulled this one out, from Maelstrom, for a short story called “Pinch Bobby ‘Til He Bleeds”.
This rejection might win the award for “most extensive comments on a rejected short story”, as well as for “teensiest writing ever”. I don’t believe I made any changes to the story as a result of this rejection, but it’s always cool to receive so much feedback. I previously posted the text of “Pinch Bobby ‘Til He Bleeds” in an earlier random rejection, so if you’re interested in seeing exactly what Bobby’s condition was, I will direct you there. (Let’s just say that the Maelstrom editor is right, and Bobby didn’t really belong at camp.)
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