Collecting Rejections

I’m collecting rejections. I’m collecting so many rejections I even added a new category, just for rejection. I was working on a post that would say something witty, deftly-observed and ultimately upbeat about rejections, but you know what? It was pretty fucking boring. So I thought I’d just share with you, no criticism implied or intended, a list of the publications I have collected rejections from.*

The Aurelian

White Pelican Review

Poetry (well, duh)

Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts

Ploughshares

Barrelhouse

Hunger Mountain

The Comstock Review

The Florida Review

Mid-American Review

Natural Bridge

Lorraine and James

Alaska Quarterly Review

AGNI

Sou’wester

Gettysburg Review

The Pedestal

Umbrella

Bumbershoot

Front Porch

Painted Bride Quarterly

Arroyo Literary Review

Dash

Not bad, huh? I’m kind of proud of myself.

Now here’s a picture of some pretty paperweights:

paperweights_are_generally_more_attractive_than_papers_dont_you_think
Paperweights are generally more attractive than papers, don’t you think?

* Yes I know you’re not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition. But if you read this blog that’s just the kind of imperfection you’ll have to live with. I mean, that’s where it’s at. You know where I’m coming from?

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