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I got my first rejection today from Cricket Magazine Group for a short story I submitted in March.  I wasn’t really surprised since it’s the first YA story I’ve ever sent out.  I wasn’t expecting to have my first piece picked up.  Not that it wouldn’t have been nice, but either way I’m glad I’m starting to get things out there.

The rejection was a standard form letter with no comments, so nothing particularly helpful, but at least they responded.  There’s nothing worse than sending in a story (or query or resume) and hearing nothing at all.  You don’t know if they weren’t interested, or if it just never got there.  I’d rather know.

Have you sent out any queries or stories lately?