Rejection Phase III Update

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I got another two short fiction rejections over the last couple months, so I felt compelled to update.  The funny thing is that one was from a really major literary magazine that I’d love to get into, and one was from a pretty small zine (that I’d still love to get into), but you’d think the major publication would hurt more, but it’s really the other way around.  You know if The New Yorker (not who I submitted to by the way) rejects you it’s easy to blow off, it’s like “well duh, they’re The NEW YORKER, of course they don’t want little ole me.”  But the little magazine?  C’MON!

Anyway, I’ll be honest it’s pretty frustrating to get short fiction rejections while working on agent revisions for my book.  It really undermines my confidence level.  So um, I’m just going to pretend this didn’t happen.  Nothing to see here folks…carry on…

Updated Stats:  10 out of 11 Rejected, 1 still out.  Bah.


  1. TK42ONE’s avatar

    So, um, where does the book stand? Can we get an update on that? Maybe in comic form? With some of Anna Paquin’s breasts on the side? Please?

  2. kfugrip’s avatar

    These literary magazines need to get on the gravy train. Then they can say “I was there first”.

  3. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    TK42ONE: Very close to finishing the revision (as in I’m re-reading/proofing this weekend and sending Monday am) I’ll do a whole post about it next week…perhaps I can be persuaded to include some comics or sketches. It’s awesome you’re interested – I’m glad someone is! :)

    Adam: I know, right?!

  4. ross’s avatar

    don’t give up!!! you gotta push through these things to get to the good stuff.

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