Alas, a piece I wrote for the Wittenburg Door did not get the reception I had hoped. I just received this in my e-mail:
I must confess I really wanted to like this one, David, but I struggled with it. I wasn't really sure of the point you were making and it felt like it ping-ponged between a couple of good (but competing) ideas. So, alas, I guess I'll reluctantly pass on it.Thanks for letting us see it and I hope you'll continue to send us stuff!
Rats. This isn't the first rejection letter I've received, nor even the first from The Door. But it's still disappointing.
And, in all honesty, I must admit that I'd rather be rejected by The Door than published by several other magazines I can think of. Must try again.