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September 29, 2006

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john nez

LOL! Yep... that's about how it goes.

I myself just wished they'd toss my samples in the 'round file' and save me the self recrimination. I remember one particular publisher that would ALWAYS take the time out to type me out a rejection letter to the effect of: "Although your work is very professional, of course you understand we simply cannot use artwork of this sort at our presitigious publishing house"

After getting about 4 years worth of these same letters, I kept wondering how they found the time to spend all day typing them. AND I finally got accepted there anyhow in a different department.

Or there was the time I got the rejection letter and samples returned from a publisher I happened to also be working with at the same time!!

LOL!

Barbara Johansen Newman

Oh, Chris!! TOOO, too funny! Good thing we can laugh at this kind of stuff, or we might jump off bridges by the dozens.

And, like John, I also had a return postcard come back to me with "We don't use this kind of art" checked off--and I had just come back from a drop-ff with same NY publisher who said they had a job for me.

I went on to do four books with them. Makes ya wonder who was looking at the samples. Also teaches you: ignore rejection.

BTW, I LOVE that illustration!

Barbara Johansen Newman

Oh, Chris!! TOOO, too funny! Good thing we can laugh at this kind of stuff, or we might jump off bridges by the dozens.

And, like John, I also had a return postcard come back to me with "We don't use this kind of art" checked off--and I had just come back from a drop-ff with same NY publisher who said they had a job for me.

I went on to do four books with them. Makes ya wonder who was looking at the samples. Also teaches you: ignore rejection.

BTW, I LOVE that illustration!

June

Ha ha, I think I got that same rejection letter from an assortment of publishers.

Maybe we should type it out for them to just tick the boxes and sign for posting!

June

sharon lane holm

I love the art!! I think we all get those rejection letters, yet look at what they do produce (duh like we dont do out homework as to who to submit?)-- its the same styles, same color palettes etc.
Dont give up! I promise to not either!
sharon

Janee

SNORT!!!!

GINGER PIXELS

Christine... that was so PERFECT. I have a drawer full like that! But while I say that, I also have to say I love your work! I love that it is cartoony with bandaids and lollypops and fluffy dogs! Because? Because that is what life is really like, and we, as illustrators are constantly celebrating that.

Thanks for the post, makes us all feel better!

Laureli

I want to tell you - you've got great 'mothers' instinct'-- when you said "the child has a lollypop in their mouth while participating in an activity... this is very dangerous (ok, I made that one up:)"... YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT UP!
I was 12, bouncing a ball while walking, with a lollipop (it was green)in my mouth that I had already taken a bite off of... well, of course that ball hit the end of that lollipop stick! The babysitter had a heck of a time - the top of my mouth so gashed that she couldn't stop the bleeding and was feeding me cupfuls of liquid jello (thinking the vitamin K would help). Never again!

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