I brought home requested submissions to evaluate and this brings me joy. Not only am I taking work home but I’m feeling like I’m a part of this company. I don’t know how long I’ll be there (until I get a job) and if I’ll ever discover a new writer! I want to though. It’s so hard to read these submissions that are well-written, query is polished but the material isn’t marketable. Or the story isn’t novel enough that a publishing house will want to distribute the work.
As a writer, I feel guilty that I don’t have the opportunity to provide feedback to these authors about their work when I reject them. This is how I’ll be feeling once I get in the game. Right now, I’m the announcer, not the participant yet.
I’ll get there soon.
I wish the best to all the authors out there; its a tough game out there but give it your best shot!