When You Get the Rejection Letter

Rejections, after Lauren Elma Frament


In a year of taking a break from submitting, I almost forgot how tedious sending your work to publications can be. You put blood, sweat and tears in revising your work to death before sending it out, and boom! You get the big “no”.

Sending my pieces to lit. journals had come in small blessings, usually unexpected. There were times my pieces fitted the theme of the journal and I got the boot. There were times I would cry and question if I should write at all, some I didn’t care.

Which is to say, you shouldn’t question whether you’re a good writer or not, there’s plenty of journals worldwide. It’s one of the scenarios where you have to push yourself. It’s not going to be easy–it’s really frustrating to be honest, but it’s part of the journey being a writer.





3 comments on “When You Get the Rejection Letter

  1. I can truly understand what you might be going it’s quite depressing when due some reason your writings aren’t able to earn the respect they deserve, based on my personal experience all I can say is that every time someone hands you the rejection letter instead of crying or getting depressed use the anguish & pain of that moment to challenge your to be better writer. It’s not that you not talented or anything it’s just that people are blind and ignorant towards your true potential, so let the inner light of your potential glow so bright that even those blind people are able to see & appreciate your craft! Thanks for sharing the honesty of your thoughts, according to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them ☺️

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  2. I agree it’s apart of a writer’s journey- rejection. Being published doesn’t mean you’re not talented. Journals have acquired tastes, so they range greatly. Just keep writing, read, rewriting, and submitting. Being able to say you never gave up is an feat!

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