rejection slip


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rejection slip

n.
A printed note accompanying a manuscript rejected for publication and returned to the author.

rejec′tion slip`


n.
a notification of rejection attached by a publisher to a manuscript before returning the work to its author.
[1905–10]
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rejection slip

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The rejection slip was so tactfully worded that he felt kindly toward the editor.
In this model, you are sent an announcement of a forthcoming book and a rejection slip; if you don't want the book--or want an alternate--you return the rejection slip with your instructions by a specified date.
Still, in other places out West deer tags are easily drawn, with a rejection slip more infrequent than a license to hunt.
And who got a rejection slip from Hustler magazine for being too harsh?
Four years ago, the star of the new sitcom Getting Personal was depressed and dirt-poor, attracting one rejection slip after another and standing in long unemployment lines.
"It was for a small part in Handel's Rodelinda." In due course, along came that oh-so-polite British rejection slip in the form of a phone call informing him that, sorry, "the part didn't come your way." "Oh, that's too bad," replied Taylor in his oh-so-polite Canadian way, and that seemed to be that.
One agent scribbled in the margins of his rejection slip: "Humour doesn't sell, dear boy."
"When the first publisher sent it back with a rejection slip, I didn't lose heart and sent it off again," he said.
"In the end I made a list of all the publishers and as each rejection slip came back I'd cross them off and think that I was one step closer to finding the one that would accept it."
This time he got a letter back instead of a rejection slip. "I said to my wife, `This could be it'."
I was blown away - the most I'd ever got previous to that was a rejection slip."
He also revealed how he had entered the Eurosong contest once before and received a rejection slip from RTE.