Well, OK then.

Expecting a response, I asked a publisher for its reader notes or comments but all I got was:

“Thank you for your patience as we considered your manuscript. Though we read THEY CALLED ME GRAME with interest, we unfortunately do not feel that it is right for our list. We wish you the best of luck placing it elsewhere.”

Publishers are busy but would it take more than a few minutes to say something like, “Your work has too little character development or the manuscript needs technical editing or the story line is incomplete or this genre is not selling or …?”

I will try to not overthink or speculate the P’s reason for TCMG’s not being right for its list. It is not unusual for me to have a ‘however’. So this time my however is, ah…

Well, OK then.

It’s on to the next P on my list.