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    Thanks, but no thanks

    By Richard Oram
    Richard Oram
    Published: April 29, 2010

    The term “decline letter” has a certain rightness and precision about it. In my view, a decline letter shouldn’t be confused with a rejection letter. The purpose of a rejection letter is to turn down book manuscripts or deflate one’s aspirations of attending an Ivy League university. I expect that few contemporary writers use decline postcards; they simply ignore annoying requests or have a form e-mail on file for the same purpose.

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