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Number 400

Hey, a milestone: yesterday I received my four hundredth rejection since I started keeping track here. To make it more worthwhile, it was a rejection from Marvel Comics. Yes, Marvel Comics. Not a script on spec, not a sign-your-rights away to Epic, just checking to see if I have what it takes to be part of the Marvel team. Apparentally, I don't. And to make it truly memorable, they rejected me twice: got two form 'no' letters from them, the first in my SASE, the second in an official Marvel envelope with Spider-Man on the front, swooping in to clobber me himself! Take that, True Believer!

I feel like I should send them something. "Congratulations! You're my 400th, er, rejector! Here's a year's supply of paperclips." Ah well.