Everyone says you are not a real writer until you receive your first rejection notice. When I sent my story in last January I knew that could happen. I just assumed that this could be different. time passed. Some friends reminded me that the longer they keep it the better. It means they like it enough to put time into it. AFter six and a half months I gently inquired and this is what I got back...
Dear Ms. Kelly,
Thank you for submitting Miracle of the Gulls and for being so patient
with us. After careful consideration, we have come to the conclusion
that it is not something that fits our publishing needs. We apologize
for how long it has been, but we wanted to give the manuscript every
We appreciate the skills, effort, and time that have gone into preparing
Best wishes in your future writing endeavors.
Covenant Communications, Inc.
I'm officially a writer...and looking for a new publishing company.