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Duotrope and a Step Forward in Rejection
Monday, May 17, 2010 9:24 PM
Today I discovered Duotrope Digest . Well, not like Columbus finding America or anything, a lot of wanna-be (that's me) and emerging writers use Duotrope as a source all the time. Well in that case, maybe it was a bit like Columbus finding the new world, what with the Native Americans already living here and the vikings have gotten here first. I'm just... Read More...
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Check for E-Submissions
Friday, April 9, 2010 5:50 PM
So you've written a great story, revised it, edited it, spanked it on the butt and said it's ready for the world to see. After all that the last thing you want is to have problems with the submission process. To make life easy, always check a magazine's website before you submit. Chances are that information is going to be up to date. If not, question... Read More...
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What a Writer Wants in Rejection
Thursday, January 14, 2010 2:49 PM
I recently got a rejection letter that made me so excited you would have thought rejection was what I was going for. I get a lot of these things and normally they aren't worth mentioning to my wife, so when I said, "Hey, honey, I got an awesome letter from a magazine I submitted to," you can imagine how confused she was when I said they didn't... Read More...
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The Piling Rejection Letters
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 9:36 AM
It seems like every time I post here I include a sentence that goes something like this, "sent out a few more pieces to mags and got a few more rejection letters back." Though always true you might be wondering what I'm doing with all of these rejection letters. Tossing them? Are they just piling up? Burning them in sacrifice to the gods of creativity... Read More...
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Monday, April 27, 2009 12:13 PM
It's only noon and it's already been a day. I found out that the third try is not the charm with the kudzu review. I didn't submit as a freshmen but now as a senior I have failed completely to get into the Kudzu Review, FSU's undergraduate lit mag. Moving on. With school finished, it's been a hell of a semester, but now that it is nearly over... Read More...
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When Rejection is a Way of Life
Friday, February 27, 2009 4:38 PM
The way I see it, a writer has two ways of handling rejection and giving up or throwing a fit isn’t one of them. There is delusion, which can be harmful and certainly sounds bad but I think that if you take it with a healthy dose of humor you’ll be alright. For example, saying “they didn’t want my work because it’s too good for their rinky-dink little magazine... Read More...
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