[DWJ] Off-topic Note: Nice News

Nic W eawil3 at email.wm.edu
Thu Jan 26 19:23:07 EST 2017


Your Behind the Books series is really neat so far, Sally! (And thanks for
the kind words.)

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 6:05 PM, Sally Odgers <sally at sallyodgers.com> wrote:

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> On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 02:46:56 -0500, "Amy Harlib"  wrote:
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> >> aharlib at earthlink.net
> >> Wow - wonder why you got rejected?
> >>
> >> Hope your book finds a home!  Would love to read it.
> >>
> >> Amy
> >>
> Me too! Books get rejected for lots of reasons; often because the
> extremely limited slots are all full, or because a book, no matter how
> glorious, doesn't fit the current "editorial vision".
> Some are even rejected for being TOO glorious; they just don't sit right
> in a list. Picture if you will someone who has a pretty collection of
> tumbled river stones. Someone offers this person (let's call her Chloe) a
> polished opal for her collection. She loves it but it won't fit the
> collection. It's another beast entirely. Picture someone with a happy tribe
> of mongrel scruffs. Someone offers a highly-bred pedigreed pup. Oh dear...
> it's not a good fit.  Or a ball dress for someone who is shopping for
> dungarees. I could go on...
>
> Sally O
>  By the way, I'm doing a Behind the Books project about my own lot. I'm
> putting up a background piece for a different book or story every day,
> including those that I was pleased with but which never found a home. Check
> it out at http://behindsallysbooks.blogspot.com.au/ if you wish.
>
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