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.*
White Pelican Review
Poetry (well, duh)
Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts
The Comstock Review
The Florida Review
Lorraine and James
Alaska Quarterly Review
Painted Bride Quarterly
Arroyo Literary Review
Not bad, huh? I’m kind of proud of myself.
Now here’s a picture of some pretty paperweights:
* 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?