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Celebration Bonfires, Putting Rejection and Other Writerly Frustrations in Perspective

“I would go home in the evening and write short stories and mail them to magazine editors in New York. The stories, no matter how many times I rewrote them, were always returned, usually without comment, with unfailing promptness.

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10 things you should know when querying a literary agent

Improving your chances with an agent

More often than not, querying an agent is like gambling. It is a dilemma a lot of writers face; the challenging process of querying an agent. 162 more words

Submission Logs Offer Encouragement

Thoughts by Rebecca Willman Gernon

I strongly believe every writer should maintain a Submission Log which lists item submitted, to whom, date sent, response, and comments. 546 more words

Rebecca Gernon

Welcome to Self's Apocalypse

Got a rejection from Oxford American today. Nevertheless.

Self has decided to submit a short story collection to a contest.

Story # 1: The Departure… 159 more words

Artists And Writers

Something Fishy at Strange Horizons?

Long-term readers of this blog will know that I’ve been searching for the best SFF magazine to subscribe to.  That search (still in progress) led me to submit a couple of my own SFF stories to magazines. 1,011 more words

Science Fiction

Raise Thy Spirit - 15/52 - Weekly Photo Journal

“Hardships” design our “Destiny”  – They are like that jerk that forces us to wake up from our slumber – And Be HAPPY when they come….for it is our setbacks & Failures that  help us see the WORLD with New eyes…And the NEW WORLD seems a bit eerie :(  1,462 more words

Beena Gurdasani

The Library Rejection

Decades of rejection can give many of us a pretty thick skin for this sort of thing. We assume we won’t get the thing we spend hours (or days or weeks) applying for. 522 more words