Samhain Publishing did a call for an anthology of novellas about love in a post apocalyptic setting. I chose to expand my Necro short story into a novella.
I know, I'm an indie author, and here I was submitting to a publisher. It happens.
My reasoning was that if I was selected, I could get exposure. If I wasn't, then I had a novella waiting to be self-published. Win-win, right?
So I got the rejection email, and there were no details provided. Too many submissions to tell me, so they say. I figured it was just because I'm not a very commercial author.
Meaning there was no sting when they said no. It didn't hurt. Didn't bother me. I simply shrugged it off, and got my formatting cap on. Samhain might not have wanted it, but I'm sure you, my readers, will.