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    *Sigh* Another near-miss...

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    Ashleigh

    Thank you for allowing Murky Depths to consider "Needle And Thread". We thought this was quite good, but it's more disgusting than horrifying. It's saved by the punchline at the end, but we've decided to pass. Please keep trying us though. and good luck.

    Terry Martin
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    :(:( UGH. AGAIN. I ALMOST had them. for the second time!

    Crap crappety crap crap CRAP.

    When will I please these people?

    It's always "you aaaalmost had us" with them. It makes me strive for it more, but, ugh...it's just disappointing when they actually like your work but it just doesn't quite cut it.

    I will get a story published there someday, I swear, haha.
     
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    Aw. :( Don't worry, you will get a story published, I BELIEVE IN YOU! *raises arm to heavens*
     
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    I know you will do it Ash. If it helps, I went through this same thing. It took ten rounds before one editor finally said yes. Besides, clearly they liked the ending.

    ~R
     
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    Thank you guys :( ugh...I just want it so much. I'm going to finish a short story that I left off today and I'm not gonna make the mistake of being more 'disgusting than horrifying' again...though, it's so reassuring to atleast know that they liked my work, especially the ending this time.
     
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    Good luck with this next story, Ash! You can do it. :)

    Third time's the charm, right?
     
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    Keep submitting that story! And write another while you're waiting for an answer.

    Hang in there.

    Terry
     
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    That's too bad, Ash. :( The "please keep trying us" line is promising, though; the editors seem to really like you and have really considered you, and that's a plus, right? It's a bummer, but there's still that silver lining... :) No advice for you as you're probably already working with the short criticisms they've given you, but good for you for keeping up the drive to get published in their magazine. Determination and desire are some of the best motivators in the world.

    Best luck, love.
     
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    Thanks guys, i'm not giving up.

    I'm actually about to send off another one to the same place, haha. And there's another that I sent off yesterday elsewhere....now i'm considering where to send other stories, including this one that just got rejected.

    w00p.
     
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    *hugs* ash!

    sounds like you still did a great job... and woot for not giving up! *woot woot* :D
     
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    Thanks :D w00t indeed!
     

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