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The Rejection Letter is My Shepherd
by Macey Delena Baggett Wuesthoff

Friday, July 02, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Parody of a Biblical psalm.

The Rejection Letter Is My Shepherd

The Rejection Letter is my Shepherd,
I shall not gloat.
It maketh me lie to my family and friends about my writing.
It leadeth me beside a still bank account.
It wallpapereth my bathroom.
It landeth my manuscript in the slush pile for someone’s lunch hour’s sake.
Ye though my query walk through the shadow of “Send sample chapters” and the valley of “Allow eighteen weeks or longer for response,”
I will hope for no publishing contract,
For the Rejection Letter is with me.
Its “not right for us” and “good luck elsewhere,” they comfort me.
It prepareth an empty wallet before me in the presence of mine welfare officers.
My files of unpublished manuscripts runneth over.
Surely namelessness and poverty shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house collecting Rejection Letters forever.

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Reviewed by Gerald Tate 2/26/2010
You are not far wrong there Macey, but you must keep pluggin, or you'll never be sure.

Well written, Gerry
Reviewed by John Domino 7/4/2008

Most appropriate for all who write. We will all experience trails and tribulations at one time or another.

Keep on writing and expressing yourself! Never quit!

John Michael
Reviewed by James Musgrave 12/5/2007
It giveth me courage for another day.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 6/10/2007
Very apro POE,
Reviewed by Paul Williams 5/14/2006
LOL yup! know this feeling, you should save them all up and publish them lol. Love the humour expressed within.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/9/2006
I appreciate your sense of humor and also the wisdom of your sentiments, Macey. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by M Flack 9/5/2005
I heard of someone who use to collect all the rejection letters she got. Then when she got a great job sent each and everyone a pro-forma letter stating that she rejected them as she had found the perfect job she was looking for. Seems the confusion that followed was well worth the laugh. As she got lots of letters of appology. Even a few lame offers of work...

I loved the use of the Biblical Psalm. Great design and well worth the read. Hope to read more of your poetry in the near future...
Reviewed by Nickolaus Pacione 9/10/2004
That is just funny as hell. You should write a story off this making the rejection letter a monster in a horror story. I can relate to the whole rejection letter thing because that infamous story got me not only rejected from Chizine but banned.

Nickolaus Pacione
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/17/2004
Never been rejected yet, but i surly will, just hope I'm never rejected by the only one who really matters..
Reviewed by Peter Paton 7/11/2004
A very funny and hilarious parody of the dreaded and accursed Rejection Letter Macey !!1
Novel write

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Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/6/2004
Yes we have and are all going through this. Rejection frequency seems to be the norm among publishers. Persistance and perserverance are the main ingredients to success. Well done.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/3/2004

first of all, welcome to author's den :)

second, i love this write! well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Lisa Young (Reader) 7/3/2004
Love "it leadeth me beside a still bank account". Very cute. I never thought of wallpapering the bathroom with them. Hmmm. Do you give 'em a polyurethane coat or just let them go au natural?


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