Rejection #19

Posted on: January 31st, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 6 Comments

This is a 33 day rejection from Heliotrope. It was for my short story “The Box of Forever.”

I guess I should expect a third rejection this week. You know, the rule of threes and all that jazz.


In other rnews, I finally made the leap into the digital age and bought myself a digital camera (Canon Powershot A540). It’s a cool little camera, and with a thirty dollar coupon I had for Amazon, it wasn’t too much money either.

I’ve actually had it for a couple days now, but I am still reading through the manual. I can take simple photos, but I’d sorta like to know what the fifty other symbols popping up on the LCD mean, and how to use them.

I hope to start posting photos soon, but don’t expect any Ansel Adams.

6 Responses

  1. Andrea says:

    Sorry about the rejections.

    I’d love to get a digital camera but can’t afford one. I look forward to seeing your photos.

  2. Benjamin Solah says:

    I’d actually impressed if you got a third rejection. That means you have three stories out there, which is pretty good.

    I have an older model Powershot and found it quite good. I can take the basic photos I want plus a few little tricks.

  3. Anthony J. Rapino says:

    Andrea, that’s what I thought until I started looking around. There are some cheap ones if you aren’t looking for top of the line.

    Yeah, always have to have a few out there. I actually sent out three more today.

    Yeah, I think any Canon is pretty good.

  4. Kate says:

    Sorry about the rejections – what does that mean, though, a 33 day rejection? Sorry, I know nothing about the writing world.

    Have fun with your camera, it will be neat to see pics!


  5. Anthony J. Rapino says:

    Hey Kate. It just means that it took 33 days from the time I sent the submission to the day I received the rejection.

    Hey, my new starter is amazing! It rises dough in 2 hours. Now that I have the camera, I’ll be able to post the stages.

  6. Steve says:

    There are two saying about 3s: Things happen in threes and, of course, third time lucky or the third ones the charm, so you never know.

    Digital cameras are great. I’d be lost without mine. I used to spend a fortune on getting films developed. Now I just file my pics and print them off when I need them.

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