25 September 2020

Rejections are also a fact of life.

I don't want to give anyone a false sense of what an easy, breezy time I'm having with finding publication homes for my poems. 

In case anyone needs a dose of my personal “one step forward, two steps back”—I received five rejection letters in three days this week.
All in all, I have received nineteen (19) rejection letters since July 25th of this year. I am not discouraged by them. A few have welcomed future submissions, but the bulk of them were emails that had no real detail in them at all. I learned long ago not to take rejection letters personally, and I don't. I always look for advice or encouragement (that is rarely received), and I usually re-read and often revise the poems that were rejected.

Then, they're sent out again. : )

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