I’d forgotten what it is like to receive mail addressed to yourself in your own hand on the doormat. I knew exactly what the letter was going to say, even before I opened it. Sadly as regards The End of All Worlds, Mr David Fickling, he say noâ¦
Many thanks for sending in your story for us to consider. It is always a pleasure to receive new writing and we are very grateful to have had the opportunity to view your idea. Unfortunately it isn’t quite suitable for our list. David Fickling Books only publish around a dozen titles each year, so you can imagine that we really have to love a story in order to take it on. But just because your work wasn’t right for us doesn’t mean every publisher will feel the same way.
Regrettably, we cannot enter into correspondence on texts that we have not accepted for publication due to time constraints.
We wish you every success in finding the right home for your manuscript. Thanks again for thinking of us.
It’s a very nice letter, but I’m a bit disappointed â not because itâs a no for that was always the odds-on reaction â but because there wasn’t more a reason behind it. When I subbed them Flyht, it was a very nice ‘No’ with reasons. Ah wellâ¦