Either [your manuscript is] great or it isn’t. Either it’s that particular agent’s taste, or it isn’t. Either the agent thinks he/she knows editors who might love it, or he/she doesn’t. It’s that freaking simple. There’s no conspiracy. There’s no purposeful desire to be cruel. There’s no master plan to keep the best, most interesting work away from readers. Yes it’s subjective. Yes the system’s not perfect. But it’s the way it works and if you want to play in the game, you need to know and accept the rules.

–Just puttin’ this here, mostly for yours truly.