Monday, May 26, 2008

My younger brother, who I admire a great deal, once told me that one of his New Year's resolutions was to get a rejection from The New Yorker. The purpose of the resolution was to just get something written and submitted. I vowed then and there to beat him in getting a rejection. Today, after waiting 6 months, I can say that The New Yorker has rejected me flatly. I don't want to gloat but.....I win!!!!! Yeah me!!!! In your face Brendan. The New Yorker hates me and not you. Weeeeeeeeeee!

6 comments:

self taught artist said...

congratulations misplaced
i would imagine that took some
balls to do.
how many people can say they have a rejection letter from the new yorker? (not your brother eh)
maybe i'll submit something just to get one. no, wait a minute, i'm supposed to submit to some fat cat gallery. shit. i dont wanna do that. anyhow, good for you.

Erin Swing said...

Hey - Go for the gusto! That reminds me of the story D. told me how he applied for Georgetown Law while since in High School and he never received a rejection letter. Start collecting those for prosperity! Statistics are that for every 78 rejections, there is 1 acceptance for publishing queries. Here's my old friend Colman's tips on submitting queries to Editor-in Chiefs: http://mediabistro.com/articles/cache/a9521.asp

I just my first re-job-hunting rejection letter from Givaudan Flavors. At least they spelled my name correctly. Now, I get to get on the ball and grow some balls like you and send out some query letters w/ my book outline. Oh yeah, I need to work on that . . .

Anonymous said...

Damn...That Letter Head is every bit as classy as I always thought it would be. Probably has a watermark....Mom and David Remnik always liked you better.

Just to let you know, I now count my emails not getting into the finals for the New Yorker Caption Contest as my rejections(152 and counting). Just trying to keep my goals in line with the Internet age.

Lil Bro B

Starman said...

Some of us would like to have even that much. At least, you tried (and kind of succeeded).

mindy said...

Neat-o. I think I'm going to make this one of my goals too.

~Michelle~ said...

Bravo, Misplaced, Bravo!