Are you not entertained?

Every time I submit a story to a magazine, I feel as though I’ve entered an epic fight to the death. My story is a gladiator, fighting for the amusement of the powers that be.

rejection letter

I’m fighting the submissions of other authors for the right to entertain the readers of the publication. Each rejection letter is a death in the arena.

(sorry for the drama)

The rejection is not personal, but it is subjective. I might think the submission will fit their publication, but it is ultimately the decision of the editor.

I don’t mind rejection, it’s part of the process. Pay no attention to the roar of the crowds and the clashing of weapons as I resurrect myself and re-enter the fray.



  • Nothing in the writing world is easy.

    • So true!

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