Sending a Thank You After Rejection



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12 thoughts on “Sending a Thank You After Rejection

  1. Thanks, as always, for sharing. I wish I'd thought of this. Ben LeRoy sent a really kind rejection that was a shot in the arm at a low moment when I could've easily called it a day.

  2. A while back I got such a nice, personalized rejection from an agent that I actually sent her a thank-you email. It was the one time I "broke protocol" and answered a rejection, but I had to do it. She was that nice!

  3. I once sent a thank you note because the rejection was encouraging and ended with the agent telling me to keep trying because although she chose not to make an offer it was a very hard decision for her and that I will definitely find an agent. It was the first time I'd received that type of response.

  4. Thank you…. for this video. I've often wondered, and hoped I wasn't just wasting an agent's time opening up another email.

  5. I haven't sent thank yous for rejections because I'd heard it annoyed agents to get MORE email, but now I wish I'd sent a thank you to the first agent who sent me a really nice, encouraging rejection! Argh. Love your advice!

  6. Who gets upset about a thank you? Jerks. Haha! That's awesome! Thanks for answering yet another question I've had for years!

  7. I was one of those who got a rejection letter, but I understand that I need to polish up before I send out my query again to agents. 🙂 Thank you for the helpful videos.

  8. I've noticed a few that state in red letters at the bottom:

    This Email is Not Monitored. Please Do not Reply to this Email.

    Or something like that.

    But good to know about the added level of communication on some agent websites. I wondered about this very topic but always forget to ask.

    Enjoy your weekends and…well…thanks for the video.

    Take care.

    Jeff

  9. I always send a thank you because it's just polite!! I still value a rejection and their time ♥

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