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The Brown Envelope of Doom

The postman’s come too early
Before I’m quite prepared
I hear the clunk
My heart has sunk 86 more words
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No Posts for Old Farts

Hi Anthony

I’m sorry that you weren’t shortlisted for the vacant post here in Creative Writing. I know how much effort and emotional energy goes into a job application, and how disappointing it is not to get an interview. 108 more words


No, No, A Hundred Times No

By Kristine Langley Mahler

I recently hit a milestone in my literary career: 100 rejections. 100 times my inbox buzzed on my phone and I saw those brackets around a journal’s name in the subject line and I excitedly opened my email, happy to get that response AT LAST, and stared at some iteration of “Not today, sucker!” 804 more words

Literary Citizenship

A Good Rejection

In my last post, I mentioned that August was not the greatest month in terms of my writing. Well, since then, I received three more rejections, bringing my grand total for August up to 11. 454 more words


I plan to catalog all of my rejections (and acceptances), and I have received my first rejection since I started submitting stories again. It was a terrific rejection and I’m more proud of it than is seemly. 136 more words

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The waiting game.

I hate the waiting game

Do I really have to wait that long

Rejections I can accept

But to wait for nothing is a pain in the ass… 157 more words

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