thick skin report – Mason’s Road
Have any of you ever received a rejection from Mason’s Road? I got one this morning for my Fathers and Sons story “The Most Natural Thing in the World,” and I can’t decide if it was personalized and honestly encouraging or if it was just a gently worded but automated rejection. The email said that while my story wasn’t the right fit for them, they were impressed by the writing and encouraged me to send them something else. (Alas, their submission period is now closed.)
That sounds almost sincere and almost automated. It was signed by “the Editors” rather than by an individual. The email did specify the title of the story, but I’m leaning toward an automated rejection.
Well . . . onward!