“So let’s say it together — If an editor says they want to see more of your work, they want to see more of your work — they are not just saying it to be nice.
And if you get this note on your rejection slip, send them more work and within the next two months of receiving the note. No later. I mean it. You have permission to respond quickly and professionally. And no one thinks anything bad of you. Promise.
You are not being pushy or rude, you are taking care of your writing life.”