“How to Deal With Rejection” by Emily Harstone | 25th February, 2016 | Authors Publish.
“Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work.” – James Lee Burke
“For the past five years I have had an average of 25 poems published per year. That means that I have received a fair number of acceptances. For every acceptance I receive 20 rejections, at least.
I no longer take rejections personally, in fact I no longer take them seriously. Just because a poem has been rejected by 20 places does not mean it is a good poem, it just means that those 20 journals were not the right place for it.
Below is my advice for how to handle rejection letters. Some of this advice might be applicable to you, some of it might not. But hopefully this article will help encourage you to submit more. Because your work cannot be published unless you submit it.”
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