Friday, November 03, 2006

No Left Turn, No Right Turn - Whaddaya Do?

One story. Two editors. Two rejections.

Over the course of the last five days, I've had the same story rejected by two different magazines.

One editor said it starts too slow, it needs more action at the beginning.

The other editor said, there's not enough backstory and explanation at the beginning to hold my attention.

Same story. Two contradictory opinions. So which should I take away from this? How do I improve the story?

Honestly, I don't know, so I've sent it off for a tenth opinion.


polijn said...

At least they didn't just give you form letters. . .

Jeff said...

I still get my share of form letters. But you are correct.