I don’t know why we call it rejection. That’s so harsh. I got a (very polite) form letter, but I believe what it said: that agent just wasn’t a good fit for my story. She had written last October that she might not take on any new sci-fi as the sci-fi market is saturated with dystopian right now. My story is more fantasy than sci-fi, but it does have sci-fi elements. I just really liked that agent and thought I would give it a try. I know my writing is good and that I have a compelling story to tell. Not to say I won’t do any more revisions–I know agent and editor revisions are part of publishing. But I also know the story is ready to shop around.
So, one agent down, ninety-nine to go.