I recieved my two rejection letters from the Strange New Worlds contest today. Since they were so late, I had my hopes up.
Both of them recieved the “good writing/plot, but not quite what we wanted” section along with a circle around the “please submit again.”
The next round of the contest will be next year. I am hoping by then that I won’t be qualified as I’ll have my three professional level sales. If not, I will try again next year.
I think my writing is improving and if nothing else the quality of the rejection letters seems to be improving.