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Tuesday, April 12, 2005
And now for the Bad News
And because good and bad always go together in this life. I've received my very first rejection--short, sweet, and to the point:

Dear Lori,
Thank you for your submission to Jane magazine. Unfortunately, we're not going to be able to use it. But please feel free to send further essays. Sincerely, Esther

Oh well. Maybe I'll post it then. I thought it was funny.
posted by LoRi~fLoWer
  • At 7:59 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Don't burn it! Save it.

    I keep them in a file. It's proof you're trying, you're working, you're writing.

  • At 8:16 AM, Blogger T.A.B. said…

    If you want advice on getting published and on writing in general, go to the website of a published author I know:

  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger Becky said…

    Did you submit to the It's Happened to Me section? I did that once and got the same e-mail. And then the next issue was about some girl who dated a Liberterian. Oooh... I just shuddered at the insight;)

  • At 1:16 PM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    Yep, that was it, Becky. I thought I'd try writing one after I read February's "I'm a fashion stealer" or some such drivel. But at least we know what they are looking for now. (Sorry about the drivel comment, that's just bitter.)

  • At 1:32 PM, Blogger Trouble said…

    What is this 'rejection' you speak of... must go to and check out... go ahead and post it so we can viciously critique your essay style... but in a constructive way...

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