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rejection: If God Falls Down on Me

If God Falls Down on Me -- AlienSkin Magazine -- Jun 02 '05 - Aug 07, 2005


Dear Kaolin & Pasi,

We have all read, reviewed, and discussed your submission, If God Falls Down On Me, and we have decided to pass on the story.

Although the story offers an interesting premise in the falling space station, the tale contains a lot of unnecessary information and could use more clarity. For us the beginning segments were choppy and unclear as to how they tied in with each other.

Thus, we feel the 'telling' of the story needs a bit more work.

We do thank you for considering AlienSkin Magazine for publication and for allowing us the opportunity to review your work. Do try us again.

Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to feature one of your stories.

Sincerely,
Katherine A. Patterson
Senior Editor
www.AlienSkinMag.com


Did a lot better than my last submission to them, which had a few too many uses of the word "Fuck!" in the first few sets of dialogue. That was kicked out within 9 days. That, or I hit a lucky cycle. We'll see; hopefully I can send something to them shortly--I need to doublecheck their guidelines on how often to send.

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cristafly
Aug. 8th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
I got one of those from someone else this weekend too. At least they tell you why. That can be useful. Are you going to send it back out?
kaolinfire
Aug. 8th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
I'll have to think about it some. It's been a long time since I tried to read it. I know it's a slow, disconnected piece, but I think it has virtue in that; possibly just needs a different market to shine in. Or perhaps it does need more work.
kakubeki
Aug. 8th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC)
Very nice of them to give you such a detailed critique.

Any merit in their conclusions?
kaolinfire
Aug. 8th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure. It's been a long time since I tried to read it. I know it's a slow, disconnected piece, but I think it has virtue in that; possibly just needs a different market to shine in. Or perhaps it does need more work.
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