A Hot Steaming Pile of Rejections

Posted on: September 20th, 2005 by Anthony Rapino

That is what my writing has produced.

Today I received yet another rejection from a horror mag. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised. The piece I had sent them marked the last of the stories I wrote before my “literary awakening.” What is this literary awakening I speak of, you ask? Well, that’s for another time.

On the bright side, this particular editor found the time to respond to my story, and didn’t simply send a form rejection letter. But then, nothing he said was positive… You take the good with the bad I guess.

But, overall, his comments were on target. So what can I do.

I’ll tell you what I can do. I can write, write, and write some more. And I can keep submitting work. And I can revise, and edit, and critique.

Oh no, I’m getting all worked up now.

Breathe oni, breathe.

Okay, I’m better. Write on!

-onipar

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