First rejection of the year

Celebrate rejection, right? It means we’re trying. via GIPHY TRYING, not crying. No, really, it was actually a positive rejection (writer friends, you know what I mean). The magazine had rejected one of my two poems right away, but the other one they held onto…for 6 months. As a poetry editor, I know that sometimes […]

Sixfold contest results are in!

The results are in! I participated in one of Sixfold’s reader-voted writing contests, and I found it a fascinating experience. Unlike most contests, each entry is judged by other entrants in three rounds of voting. After I submitted my batch of poems, I received an email telling me when voting began. Then I was able […]

One step forward…

…and a couple backwards. The thing about rejection is that sometimes they’re right. Which doesn’t make it suck any less. via GIPHY I recently submitted a manuscript I was really proud of to a writing professional I respect. Her response was quick, brief, and a little painful to hear. I rearranged deck chairs on my […]