Writers know that rejection letters are part of the business, and we try to brace ourselves for them.
The worst kind is the impersonal form letter or card that reads—
Thank you for thinking of Only the Best Publishing, but your manuscript does not fit our needs at this time. We wish you success in placing it elsewhere.
The form rejection letter is discouraging because if offers no suggestions for improvement. Of course, rejections only go to those who submit manuscripts, so you are further along than if you hadn't submitted at all. That probably doesn’t help, so try this one. Highly successful authors like J. K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss and Madeleine L"Engle got the same treatment. Madeleine L"Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME was turned down 29 times. Rowling first submitted