“Thank you for submitting your query for A WISHED-FOR LOVE to (this) Literary Agency for our consideration. Unfortunately, we’re going to pass at this time, as your beginning just didn’t hook us. We know you’ve put a lot of time and effort into your project, but do keep at it!
The publishing industry is very subjective, so what may not work for us could be just what another agent is looking for. We encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication. Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset.”
This rejection hurt, since the literary agency is my favorite in terms of the agents associated with it and the agency’s interaction with writers that pops up on nearly every social media site. They put a lot of effort into helping writers succeed. I’ve learned a lot from them.
Discouraged, but not giving up.
Back to the drawing board.