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Rejection Letters

For those of you who asked to see what form rejection letters look like here are a few. Before you submit your query letter to lit agents make certain that it pops with intrigue, but again, popping does not always interest a lit agent. Here we go.

Dear Mr. Campbell,
Many thanks for your email regarding your novel IT'S ALL MAKE BELIEVE, ISN'T IT, which I am declining with my regrets.
Given the demands of running a boutique agency and continuing to best represent my current clients, I must make difficult decisions every day regarding what new projects I can sign.  I appreciate your thinking of me, and wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.
Cheers,

Kate...

Dear Mr Campbell,
 
Thank you for submitting your query for my review. Unfortunately I am going to have to decline the opportunity to pursue representation. I gave it careful consideration but it just wasn’t right for me. 
We are only one agency, and these decisions are subjective. I encourage you to continue seeking representation and publication, and I wish you the best in getting your project published.
 
Many blessings,
Rachelle...

Dear Mr. Campbell,

Thank you for your query.
I regret the volume of queries has made a form reply necessary.

I have to pass on many interesting projects due to time constraints (much like
you have to choose only one or two books at a bookstore, even though there
are a lot of good ones.)

I urge you to query widely of course!

All good wishes,

Janet...

Dear Mr. Campbell,
Thank you for the query, but I'm afraid this isn't right for my list.
I wish you the best of luck.
Sincerely,
Kate...

Every letter was concise, just the way I like them. Of course lit agents like to send concise rejection letters. They are so busy multitasking their time is limited. Just for the record I love receiving rejection letters. They inspire me to move forward.