Made my first submission of a flash fiction piece this week and promptly received my first rejection.

It’s something of a relief to have gotten it out of the way though, you know? It’s a reminder that you have to study markets and send your work to the journal with the best fit .

If writing well were easy, everyone would do it. heh It takes time and work and not shortcuts. And those are pretty good reminders for me to work harder.

11 thoughts on “Rejected!

  1. Rejections are just one person’s opinion. Welcome to the club. 🙂 PS I just got another reject/revise from Entangled. Oy vey.

    1. Thanks, Maggie. I’ve been a member of the club for a long time. Definitely more rejections than publications. The publications I can count on both hands, the rejections I’ve lost track of.

      Entangled is a tough market. Unfortunately some of the stuff they do publish is carp at least based on one of my last DNFs.

  2. I’m sure you know there are many famous authors who started with many rejections. Other artists such as the Beatles also had difficulty getting started. So don’t give up.

  3. I’ve never submitted any writing to any publication and so haven’t been rejected. But I’d guess that it would make you stronger. Keep on keeping on is what I’d say, you’re a writer and not everyone will like what you write. Even the mimosa successful writers have their dissenters; I for one can’t stand Dan Brown, he’s quite simply an appalling writer, just goes to show how keen the public are for a ripping yarn badly told without a care for the construction. Carry on and you’ll get there.

    1. Thanks. I felt like I’ve written so many short pieces that it might be fun to give them a home, besides here. Not that here isn’t a good home!
      I have never read Dan Brown. Sometimes I avoid extremely popular authors and he seems to be one.
      Thank you for your encouragement! 🙂

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