Tag Archives: Rejection

The Mslexia Survey and How Women Can Help Redress the Literary Balance

In the latest issue of Mslexia, my interest was piqued by the results of a survey that asked: The big question: Why don’t women submit their writing? The conclusion was enlightening, albeit a little depressing. I remembered completing this survey … Continue reading

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Living the Dream

The problem with writing is that until actual money exchanges hands for a piece of work, we’re forever left in doubt as to whether we’re good enough to class ourselves a writer. Anyone can call themselves a writer! They don’t … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed…

This time yesterday I was still feeling pretty downcast after having another rejected short story returned on Saturday, this time from Woman’s Weekly. A fellow blogger kindly stepped in with moral support and gave me some invaluable pointers, for which … Continue reading

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Rejection Questionnaires?

Having had yet another rejected short story returned this week, I got to thinking about the worst aspect of this process. Every writer – no matter how successful – has to live with rejection, but it’s the unanswered question I … Continue reading

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Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again…

Rejection seemed to be a recurring theme in my life last week, especially in connection to short story writing. A fellow blogger, Charlie Britten, recently posted on her blog Write On about the anguish of having two stories rejected within … Continue reading

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