Posts Tagged ‘acceptance notes’

Acceptance notes – no.13 in a series

Thursday, July 31st, 2014


Of course, nothing prompts a renewal of the rejection notes series more than an acceptance note, and here’s a good one! I’m delighted to have found a home for Knock, Knock – it’s one of my favourite stories and the journal that will be publishing it is excellent.

Dear Edoardo,

Thanks for sending this story, I really enjoyed reading it. We have just finalised our selection for Issue Seven however, and don’t have any more room. Would you be willing for us to hold onto this for Issue Eight (December 2014)?

If you prefer to submit elsewhere for a while, that’s OK just let me know, and I can leave this piece sitting here for a few months.

Alternatively, if you’re definitely happy to have it in Issue Eight, let me know and I’ll accept it now.

Either way is cool.

Reader, he said yes.

Acceptance notes – no.8 in a series

Monday, October 21st, 2013

But however nice a rejection note, it will never be as good as an acceptance, particularly one like this! Triple whammy!

Thank you for your submission.

The Elephant’s Boy – an excellent story accepted.

The Reluctant Eagle – this section does not make sense:

The Reluctant Eagle said nothing. And then he made a big mistake. He looked down again.

             “Oh no,” he said and closed his eyes tight shut.

             So he did not see Mr Fox put his long red snout right up against his ear .


             The Reluctant Eagle jumped.

If he is high up it is not possible for the Fox to go ‘Boo’ in his ear. If we can resolve this it will be accepted. [Gentle reader, it was.]

The Pigeon’s Revenge – this story is exceptional and is most definitely accepted. Have you thought about approaching film companies with regard to it being made into an animated film? I have emailed Aardman animation this morning to enquire about the method of their considering such work.

Acceptance Notes – no.7 in a series

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Dear […], and Edoardo,

Congratulations! I have chosen your stories to be the lineup for our August Revolution-themed issue of Penumbra~! I was so very pleased with your stories, and how you managed to avoid the obvious route for stories about revolutions and instead took unexpected routes in your exploration of the theme. This may be one of my favorite Penumbra issues ever–which is saying quite a lot.


And above all, congratulations! I’m looking forward to putting this issue together, and hopefully will see many stories from all of you at Penumbra in the future.


Acceptance Notes – no.5 in a series

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Short and to the point:

The Infinity Generator

Changed From Pending to Accepted

Acceptance Notes – no.4 in a series

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The trouble with this acceptance note is that the acceptance note itself is so boring as to persuade me not to inflict it on you. However, although the note is tedious, the publication, On The Premises, is not, and neither is the story, Timothy and the Animals, that will appear in its next issue.

Acceptance Notes – No.3 in a series

Monday, March 5th, 2012

After discussion and final voting among the editorial staff, we’d like to publish “Traction” in our Spring issue of The Colored Lens which will be released in mid-March.

If you have any other questions for me, feel free to ask, otherwise I’ll pass you over to Daniel.  Thanks again for the submission, and good luck with the rest of your writing.

Acceptance Notes – No.2 in a series

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Following hot on the heels of no.1 in the series, here’s no.2!


We would like to publish your story, “The Dream of the Night-Shift Power Worker”, in Daily Science Fiction.  We’ll email a contract to you shortly for your approval. A sample email, including any edits to your story that may be necessary, will come later.  The edits will be sent with enough time for your feedback, so we may resolve any issues and present the best possible story to our audience.

Acceptance Notes – No.1 in a series

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

It’s been a long, lean period, so this email was really welcome!

Dear Edoardo Albert,

Thank you for sending us “Neighbour From Hell.” We love it and would like to publish it in the Trust and Treachery Anthology. We will be in touch in a few weeks with details and to discuss the editing process. In the meantime, please confirm receipt of this letter and send us a short bio (150 words or less) so we can post it on our website.

Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you!