I’m reblogging this from nearly a year ago.
Yesterday, I got the sweetest and kindest, most encouraging rejection letter ever. However, I’ve received my fair share of ‘not what we are looking for’ form rejections. When I first started out as a writer, every rejection hit like an arrow to my heart. These days, I have learnt several useful copy mechanisms.
1/ They are not rejecting you as a person or as a writer. They are just rejecting the item you submitted. This could be for a multitude of reasons, and most of them don’t reflect on your ability to write or you as a person. They might have just published a similar piece. They might have limited space and just can’t publish everything they like. Yes … you might have sweated blood over that story, and chances are that they are aware of that and sympathetic, but circumstances just haven’t worked in your favour.
2/ Don’t Get Angry and…
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