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lakisha-spletzer's picture
Jan.06.2010
Well yesterday I received a response in the mail from the Writers of the Future contest. My entry, "Moon Feast," was not a finalist for this quarter's top three. I had a feeling my very...unique fantasy story might not be what they were looking for, but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jan.03.2010
A Facebook friend and former student and I were commiserating today on rejections.  She and I both received rejections this year on seminal holidays.  I received three on December 24th for essays I sent out, and she received a few on New Year's Eve. Happy holidays to us! One has to consider this on...
chris-harold-stevenson's picture
Dec.30.2009
What can I say, other than I faced the realization that I would have to leave my current agent behind and start the search for a new one.  His non-fiction sales were spectacular, including several celeb clients and some pretty big deals--movies, TV.  But in five years of repping about 27 fiction...
alexander-quebec's picture
Oct.21.2009
So today, I was turned down for a job offer. I won't go into the details, but I could feel that they were genuinely sorry for turning me down. The woman who interviewed me, however, gave me the reason and some advice. As silly as it sounded to me, I actually did take it into account. Unfortunatley...
margaret-brownley's picture
Oct.17.2009
It’s been said that knowledge is power, but sometimes ignorance can be a writer’s best friend.  For example, I didn’t realize until after selling a story to Proctor & Gamble that “everybody knows” it’s near impossible for freelancers to sell to daytime soaps.    It all started with the Romance...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Oct.15.2009
October 15 REJECTION Rejection is a game of endurance, a boundary enhancing process, a test of survival. Rejection sought or unsought is a challenge. Sometimes rejection is a flare lighting the need for a change of tactics or direction. Though, it is hard to view rejection as a beacon rather than...
s-j-bradley's picture
Oct.13.2009
Another month, another round of unsuccessful submissions. (I'm up to two rejections and a deafening silence so far, readers). I'm playing "Writers & Artists' Yearbook Bingo". If you submit your baby to every single address in this book, and get rejected by every single publisher and...
kacee-green's picture
Aug.19.2009
BFF: Why don’t you want to get married? KACEE: I’m too old now and it doesn’t seem to be anywhere in the horizon, neither do any more kids. So I’m just saying whatever. Just living my life and keep doing me. I have a kid so it's not like I'll die alone. Problem solved. BFF: WHATEVA! YOU ARE NOT TOO...
lakisha-spletzer's picture
Aug.14.2009
Well, I just got the email that my novella, "Jewels",  didn't make it into the space opera anthology. I was cautiously  hopeful that it would, but then again not completely surprised that it didn't for two reasons: 1) The publisher doing the submission call is a romantic/erotica publisher...
kacee-green's picture
Aug.13.2009
BFF: Why don’t you want to get married? KACEE: I’m too old now and it doesn’t seem to be anywhere in the horizon, neither do any more kids. So I’m just saying whatever. Just living my life and keep doing me. I have a kid so it's not like I'll die alone. Problem solved. BFF: WHATEVA! YOU ARE NOT TOO...