Friday, February 1, 2013

The Five Stages of Literary Rejection

Stage 1: Fear

Upon logging into your email:
"Oh, I just got a response from the editors of X about that piece I submitted."

Stage 2: Confirmation

Upon opening said email:
"And they rejected it."

Stage 3: Anger


Stage 4: Depression

 "I'm a hack who will never sell anything! I should stop writing and move to Outer Mongolia to herd yaks!"

Stage Five: Acceptance, Rewrites, and Resubmiting

"Wait, this one actually has some feedback. I could totally fix this story up, and I haven't put anything in with Y in awhile..."

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