I Don’t Believe It!

Yay! It may not be acceptance, but it’s a rather cool rejection nevertheless! On the recommendation of my writer-editor-photographer friend Cat I sent Queen of Diamonds to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Supposedly they sometimes buy speculative mysteries.

They spent four months rejecting it, but when they finally did, the form rejection letter contained a handwritten note stating:

Thanks for this,
it was well-written
and we enjoyed it.
Just not very believable.
Please keep writing, and
when you’re ready,
send us another!