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Rejection Letter

Rejection is a red dodgeball
lodged in your gut.
Unless you’re a writer.
Then it’s just Tuesday.

This year I entered the 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship competition and was rejected. 209 more words

Blog

Adding to the Binder

You may recall my Professional Clear Plastic Binder o’ Rejection. It sat stagnant after my first entry, even though I had a few stories out in the world, waiting to be turned down. 339 more words

Writing

This is the email smart people send when they're rejected for a job

You went through the numerous rounds of in-person interviews. You established great rapport (and—dare you say—even a friendly bond) with your potential new boss. You had reached the final stages of the hiring process and you knew it. 852 more words

CAREER PATH

The First Reject!

Well, the job search continues as I received my first rejection letter in the mail. The clause, “There were many highly qualified applicants” swarms in my head. 167 more words

PreK Predisposed

A Few Words...Rejection

Yet another short story of mine was rejected for inclusion within an anthology.  At first, I was upset.  Now…maybe still a bit upset, but it just solidified my beliefs on my writing. 55 more words

A Few Words

Not Just a No: The Decision Behind a Rejection

Let’s face it—getting rejected sucks. You poured your heart and soul into a book and were brave enough to ask other people to read it…only to get shot down. 542 more words

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