Thursday, May 03, 2007

A Little Sad but I Had Better Get Used To It

My Story was rejected by Suggested Readings (the Student Journal at my Gradual School). I am a bit sad because I thought it was a pretty good fit since it was a biblical/Easter themed work and this is an Easter issue.

Oh well, if I really want to be a writer I suppose I had better get used to rejection since it is highly likely that my work will be rejected much more often than it is accepted.

I'm a little at a loss for where to send it next, as I am new at this. I suppose I could try Hereditas again. I had luck there once with an essay. Perhaps I will have luck with a piece of fiction as well.

If I want it to be topical I will have to hold on to the story until next year and try to get it into their Easter addition.

Oh well, I really wanted to try to get something printed in the Suggested Readings before I graduated. I have another year before my actual graduation, but maybe I should send them an essay instead of fiction.


Adoro te Devote said...

I'm sorry to hear your story was rejected.

And thanks for the link...just added to my fav's. Right now I have nothing to submit, but one never knows... :-)

God bless, and better luck with your next submission!

Rufus McCain said...

You could always post the story here, angelmeg. Why not? That wouldn't preclude publishing it elsewhere at a later date. I'd read it. If it seems too defeatist, just think of it as sharing it with your friends in order to get feedback that will help as you either (a) continue to tinker with it or (b) move on to the next effort.

angelmeg said...

I already have some ideas for revisions.

I think I will tinker with it for another year and then try to submit a revised edition of it somewhere for next Easter.

It was good, but it could be great. I see that now.

ukok said...

One of the best things I've found is to sometimes take a step back from the work. Put it away for 6 months, even a year, and come to it with a clear mind at some future point. This 'distance' often gives the clarity needed to review what has been written, almost as though it was another's work.