Tag: rejection; failure

Ratio of rejection to acceptance: 21 to 3

Big news! Half-way through the year, I finally have some successes to report. The stack of books beside my bed includes two books that I have been tapped to review for The International Gay & Lesbian Review. And, Room, one of my favourite literary journals,…

Rejection Check-in

I could let this get me down. After all, my work has been rejected by 88% of the editors who’ve responded to me this year.

For those who have been rejected

The writer’s life is full of rejection, and rejection hurts. Even when you court it. Today, after logging the 10th rejection letter of 2017, I am taking comfort in the words of Saul Bellow.

Rejection check-in

Writer desperately seeks rejection. 100 in 2017. 3 down. 97 to go. 8.82/month. I got this.

Rejection & revelation: Must-read essay on Brevity blog

By L. Roger Owens John, author of the Bible’s book of Revelation—his apocalypse occurred on the island of Patmos. Mine began in a shopping plaza parking lot two days before Christmas. I’d just dropped my wife off at the grocery store to buy the…

Rejection #1. 99 to go.

I got my first rejection of the year and it’s a beauty.

First Book Publication: Keep at it and you will succeed —— guest blog post by Erica Goss

I found this blog post by Erica Goss on Trish Hopkinson’s blog, A Selfish Poet. It reminded me why I decided to court rejection in 2017.  Night Court, a poetry collection by Erica Goss, is the winner of the 2016 Lyrebird Award from Glass…

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