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The 5 Types of Rejection

“I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.”

-Sylvia Plath

Writing is a lot like shadow boxing: it feels like you are in the fight of your life against an opponent only you can see.  1,235 more words

Writing Contest

Fear of Rejection

A major fear of writers is being rejected, the scientific term for this is atychiphobia.  My personal belief is that independent writers feel it more because we don’t receive a professional validation from a publisher prior to releasing a piece of work.  665 more words


Writing Life: First Rejection Letter

I have had, I would say, the unusual experience of receiving an acceptance letter before getting a rejection letter (as opposed to stunning, echoing silence in response to various queries). 151 more words


We Regret

rejection notice
just put it with the others
death by paper cuts

This is a fact of life if you’re submitting your work, especially at the beginning of the process. 130 more words

Bad Poetry

Three Editors Walk into the Worldstore

So she comes in, cradling the world I made. She sets it on the counter, pokes it a little bit, sticks her hands in her pockets. 608 more words


Last week I sent out my first ever round of agent queries. It’s for the Fanfic-turned novel manuscript. It got me all kinds of giddy. 161 more words