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Queries: Just how many is the right number?

This is a solid question. When you set out into the land of submissions, you’re happiness level is high. Just as is the level of hope you hold in your heart and soul. 734 more words


Handling the Disappointment of Rejection

Along the road to becoming a successful novelist, every writer bumps into a set of unavoidable potholes, one of the most devastating being rejections.

Of course, those depressing replies will always come – worse, in dozens. 286 more words

Getting Published

When it feels like an impossible situation...

I’ve gotten to the point where I’d love to start a query like this:

Dear Jane/John Doe,

I’m emailing you today because I think you’re photo is rad. 101 more words


The Rejection Wins

My paternal grandmother, Zola Koontz, aka Mrs. Wilbur Koontz, was one of many mid-20th century housewives who took a stab at jingle writing contests. It is a mystery why she sent this one again under her Mrs. 235 more words

One ‘No’ Don’t Stop No Show

Since I started writing as a freelancer nearly two years ago, I’ve enjoyed a pretty good run.  The nearly two dozen articles that I have written and pitched, have all been published with the exception of one. 509 more words

A writer’s rejection quiz

Nobody likes getting a rejection letter. But they are part of life’s rich pattern, and we just have to pick ourselves up and deal with them. 31 more words

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