This week instead of Teaser Tuesday, I decided to reach into the big pile of ancient rejection letters and see what I would find. What I came up with this old slip, from a magazine called Pirate Writings, from none other than Tom Piccirilli, author of such atmospheric horror novels as A Choir of Ill Children and the on-my-Kindle, not-yet-read The Last Kind Words, currently on sale for $0.99 for the Kindle edition. (Marked down from $15. Really, Random House? $15 for an eBook?)
Posts Tagged ‘rejection letters’
Posted by jamesviscosi on June 4, 2013
Posted in fantasy, horror, Short Stories, Writing, You Suck | Tagged: apples, ghosts, graveyards, horror, labor pains, murders, pirate writings, rejection letters, Short Stories, tom piccirilli | 1 Comment »
Posted by jamesviscosi on March 5, 2013
At the moment I’m between books, having finished the last one and not picked a new one yet, so there’s no Teaser Tuesday for the week. Instead I reached into my vast pile of rejection letters and pulled out this one, from The JABberwocky Agency, for a book that you may have seen mentioned here once or twice …
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Posted by jamesviscosi on January 1, 2012
And yes, Shards (AKA “Big Book”) is still on its way. I recently switched from Pages to Scrivener to help manage it. As Peter O’Toole said in “Creator”:
Posted in fantasy, Publishing, Writing | Tagged: Books, creator, david h. morgan, dragon stones, fantasy, happy new year, literary agents, peter o'toole, rejection letters, scrivener, self-editing, shards, the big picture, writing, writing tools | 3 Comments »
Posted by jamesviscosi on December 19, 2010
I’ve been hoping to pull this rejection out for a while, as it’s one of my favorites, but I haven’t. So I took matters into my own hands and went looking for it:
Posted by jamesviscosi on November 21, 2010
It’s been a while since I reached into my stack of rejection letters, so today I dove in and pulled this one out, from Maelstrom, for a short story called “Pinch Bobby ‘Til He Bleeds”.
Posted in Short Stories, Writing, You Suck | Tagged: hemophilia, horror, kids are mean, maelstrom, pinch bobby til he bleeds, psychopaths, rejection letters, Short Stories, summer camp, writing, You Suck | 5 Comments »
Posted by jamesviscosi on October 10, 2010
Today I reached into my massive pile of rejections and pulled out a relatively boring one from Clocktower Fiction’s webzine. This one was for “Love and the Tides of Darkness”, a short story that I originally wrote specifically for an anthology called On The Eighth Day. I really liked this story and tried to sell it to a bunch of different markets, but once the year 2000 rolled around, it was pretty much obsolete.
Posted in Short Stories, Writing, You Suck | Tagged: angels, demons, fantasy, heaven, hell, love and the tides of darkness, millennium, on the eighth day, rejection letters, Short Stories, y2k, year 2000, You Suck | 3 Comments »
Posted by jamesviscosi on June 20, 2010
I haven’t done a Random Rejection in a while, so I reached into my giant accordion file and pulled out a letter. This one is from the Seymour Agency in upstate New York (not far, in fact, from where I went to college). Their opinion is that the manuscript I sent, A Flock of Crows is Called a Murder, needs work; fortunately, they’re here to help.
Posted in Books, horror, Writing, You Suck | Tagged: a flock of crows is called a murder, critiques, editing services, fee-charging agencies, horror, night watchman, no thanks, rejection letters, the seymour agency, You Suck | 4 Comments »
Posted by jamesviscosi on April 25, 2010
So this week I reached into my vast collection of rejection letters and pulled out this one, from Schooner Bay Literary Agency:
Posted in horror, Writing, You Suck | Tagged: children, evil, horror, long before dawn, rejection letters, schooner bay literary agency, tent stakes, vampires, vampires are monsters, You Suck | 5 Comments »
Posted by Dennis the Vizsla on February 21, 2010
So it seemed as if things were progressing nicely with Eclipse Comics … I was writing “Night Watchman” stories, my artist was drawing panels, and my editor was getting married and moving away. Good times for all concerned! Sadly, good times never seem to last …
Posted by jamesviscosi on February 14, 2010
When we last left off with the Eclipse Saga Part II, I was getting good feedback from the editor at Eclipse Comics about “Night Watchman”. So, while I continued to work on that, I started sending him proposals for all the other series ideas I had. I don’t have the scripts for all of them, but they included several that eventually became novels, as well as others that remain on the shelf in my mind gathering dust.