I received my first story rejection

Yes, I have now experienced the bitter pill that is publishing. I’m not that fussed, as the short story wasn’t in the publisher’s hands long enough for them to have actually read it. Having submitted scientific papers to journals, I know that rejections are often just due to having had enough submissions already. Time to resubmit!

5 thoughts on “I received my first story rejection

  1. The most important thing about rejections is indeed getting back on your feet. It’s also a good idea to keep a clear head about these things. Publishers run a business and they might be either too saturated with offers, or they can’t simply find a market for what we’re offering at the moment.


    1. Thanks Joe. Completely agree. I have spoken with various publishers, I’ve even done it myself for a work publication, the reason for a piece to be rejected or not published isn’t always the quality.


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