As you know, Jodi Meadows and I have been wrangling our way through the YA/MG slush for the Baker's Dozen. Our reasons for saying "no" each year are pretty much the same, and Jodi has done a great job outlining these Problems With Beginnings in this post at PUB CRAWL.
Go there and read it. Then, if you feel the need to chat about it, feel free to come here and...well, chat about it.
Always learning, always growing. All of us, together.
(And thank you, dearest Jodi, for this wonderful blog post.)