The Editors of ‘The New Yorker’ Said I Show “Promise”

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.

The Editors"

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:

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"...WE RECOGNIZE THAT IT INDICATES PROMISE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE AGE OF ITS AUTHOR"!!!

"KEEP WRITING"

"BEST OF LUCK TO YOU"

"WARMEST REGARDS"!!

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!!

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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...

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