Friday, May 21, 2010

First Rejection . . .


I got my first rejection today.

It was for a poem I submitted to an e-zine.

Is this the part where I tear my clothing and rub gravel through my hair and send a threatening rejection of the rejection letter back to the editor???

*shrugs*

Personally, I think that would take too much effort.

Eating chocolate is just so much more of a simpler and pleasant way of 'being upset', don't you think?

Then again, come back and see how I react after I've been rejected for the 100th time and we shall see how 'calm' i'll be ;)


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14 comments:

notRuairi said...

I think the first one is the worst, because it breaks you in. The advantage of them turning it down now is that you can post the poem up here and retain exclusive rights!

Emily Cross said...

Thanks Ruairi!

Well I've submitted it to another mag too so waiting on them to come back.

I wouldn't mind but this is possible best poem I've written ever (of the like three that i have lol)

aw well. . . :)

notRuairi said...

Is it a magazine that it's acceptable for a gentleman to apprehend in public without fear of judgement?

Not that I'm expecting it turn up in 'NUTS'...

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

Do you know how many times J.K.Rowling got the R.L. before Harry became a huuuuge success???

Emily Cross said...

LOL, actually tis a e-magazine

wordlegs.com (which is ezine for irish writers/poets etc which has just started in past few months and are looking for submissions)

I got another poem accepted by them for August so i'm hoping my other one will suit them too.

you should check them out - they do novel excerpts, short fiction, poetry etc.

Emily Cross said...

Thanks Alpha,

it's weird but this was my second submit and first real rejection so I feel i'm now a real poet/writer or something. . .

I'm sure this feeling will wear off soon lol./

Kitty Cat said...

Well at least the first one is out of the way and over with, and as long as there's chocolate then are never really THAT bad! :)

LauraCassidy said...

I know how you feel Emily!
But they get easier and it's all worth it eventually!

Emily Cross said...

@KittyCat - chocolate is the key!! thanks for your comment :)

@Laura - yup, will be the first of many I'm sure but it will be worth it!

Herself said...

Coming from someone who takes rejection like a basketball to the face, may I just say... Chin up! I used to fall apart every time something I write is rejected. But after a while you realise that it's not YOU, it's THEM. Cliched to the max, but true. :)

Anne R. Allen said...

Congratulations. Now you're official. If you're not getting rejected, it just means you're not submitting.

But even though I've had 1000s of rejections, some still sting. I got one yesterday on a full manuscript from an agent I had a lot of hope for. I have to admit I went for the chocolate too.

But I just read some interesting info on agent rejections that cheered me up. More info on my blog http://annerallen.blogspot.com.

JessG said...

I know I'm weird for saying this, but "That's great news!" First rejections are your start to being published one day. And that day will be filled with so much happiness and joy you won't know what you hit you.

Besides knowing what hit you with being down and sad and upset today. But good start and I look forward to hearing of more rejections and those acceptances!

Emily Cross said...

@Anne - Thanks! I read your post, really interesting as always :) where would i be without those informative posts!!

@Jess - thanks! And you're not weird, I actually was semi-happy about it, cause now it's like official.
I really like how you think about rejections though, I must remember it!! very positive thinking :)

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Hang in there - you'll get it!

Yes chocolate is the best remedy... well a pint is good too. :)

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