I just received one of the coolest emails EVER.
Back at the beginning of June, I submitted a short story to The New Yorker!
Twice in the past, I have submitted creative works to them and both times received the same generic email from the magazine, and I quote:
"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your work. We regret that we are unable to carry it in the magazine.
This time I sent a short story that I was really proud of, and had spent a lot of time writing/editing.
While I was still rejected for publication, I did not see the same standard reply in my inbox as I have on previous occasions.
The email I received said:
"...WE RECOGNIZE THAT IT INDICATES PROMISE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE AGE OF ITS AUTHOR"!!!
"BEST OF LUCK TO YOU"
THE EDITORS OF THE NEW YORKER SAID THEY THINK I SHOW PROMISE AND TOLD ME TO KEEP WRITING!!!!
Am I breathing?! I can't even feel my face anymore!!
The last time I was this excited was when I found out my work was going to be published in an online journal!!!
WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY!!!
Click here if you would like to read my short story, "Seeing For The First Time."
Now if you'll excuse me I have to go run around my house screaming like Kevin McAllister...