Category: Rejection Letters

365 Rejections: A Year’s Worth of No

Yesterday I received my 365th rejection since I started tracking my submissions seriously through Duotrope back in 2012. I think that’s kind of a cool milestone, and, well, like the headline says, it’s a whole year’s worth of rejections. Anyway, I thought it might… Continue Reading “365 Rejections: A Year’s Worth of No”

Form Rejections: What Do They Actually Mean?

As a longtime student of rejectomancy, I’ll be the first to tell you the arcane art of divining meaning from rejections only gets you so far. Sometimes a rejection just means what it says and nothing more. Attempting to read complex hidden motives into… Continue Reading “Form Rejections: What Do They Actually Mean?”

The Post-Rejection Process

Rejections are inevitable. You can’t avoid them, you can’t (and absolutely shouldn’t) argue with them, and though they lose some of their sting over time, they’ll always have some bite. What you can do is control how you deal with rejections. For me, that… Continue Reading “The Post-Rejection Process”

The Random Rejection Generator v1.0

If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know I like to have a little fun with rejections (it helps keep me mostly sane), and I’ve created a number of activities writers can do with their nos and not for us’s… Continue Reading “The Random Rejection Generator v1.0”

Submission Top Ten: Shortest Waits

Last week I showed you my ten longest waits for submissions. This week, I’m gonna flip the script and show you the ten shortest waits. So, without further ado, here they are: Time Elapsed Result Sold 1 10 minutes Rejection 2 17 minutes Acceptance… Continue Reading “Submission Top Ten: Shortest Waits”

The Rejectomantic Arts: Reading the Wait

As you know, rejectomancy is the practice of divining hidden meaning from rejection. This is the most commonly done with rejection letters, but rejectomancy is a broad tent sheltering many mystical writerly arts. You see, a writer looks for meaning, patterns, and validation in… Continue Reading “The Rejectomantic Arts: Reading the Wait”

Charting the Rejection Progression

As I’ve discussed many times on the blog, there are different tiers of rejection letters that may indicate how close you might have came to an acceptance. Now, spread across multiple publishers, the differences in these rejections may not be so apparent, but when… Continue Reading “Charting the Rejection Progression”

The Rejection Archives: Rejection #84 (Personal)

Time to dive back into the Rejectomancy vault and fish out another rejection from my collection of nos and not for us’s. We’re gonna stick with the same theme as last week, and I’ll show you another detailed personal rejection. Here it is: Rejection… Continue Reading “The Rejection Archives: Rejection #84 (Personal)”

The Rejection Archives: Rejection #7 (Personal)

Got another rejection from the vault to share with you. This is the seventh rejection I received after I started seriously tracking my submissions through Duotrope. Let’s have a look. Rejection Number: 7 Story Sent: 2/2/2013 Rejection Received: 2/21/2013 Rejection Type:┬áPersonal Rejection Aeryn, Thanks… Continue Reading “The Rejection Archives: Rejection #7 (Personal)”

The Rejection Archives: Rejection #1 (Form)

Something new on the ol’ blog today. I thought it might be fun to go through my extensive archive of rejections and share a few with you on a weekly basis. So let’s crack open the vault and have a look at some no’s,… Continue Reading “The Rejection Archives: Rejection #1 (Form)”

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