|Pam's Splatlinks |
My very favorite writing spots on the web are rejection sites. These have helped keep me going as each rejection shattered what I viewed as my dream each day. But over the years, I've noticed that rejection hasn't run me over as it had before...I've persevered and have seen my dreams come true! YOU CAN TOO!!!
Please realize no matter where you are in the stages of publication--ALL WRITERS GO THROUGH REJECTION! There. That felt good!
Rejection Lessons From American Idol
Here are my favorite rejection sites or articles. Enjoy!
Literary Rejections on Display NEW!
By a published writer
By Shelli Johannes
Writer's Rejection: Don't Give Up!
By Debbie Ridpath Ohi
8 Rejection Rules
By Editor Anonymous
Notes from the Slushpile
by Candy Gourlay
This is a blog from a UK author but its editorial insight is applicable to US publishers. A must to see inside the slushpile--the reason for rejection!
Everyone Who's Anyone in Adult Trade Publishing
by Gerard Jones
This looks like a listing of TONS of agents' and editor's (mostly for adult trade) email addresses, but it really is a goldmine to the inside scoop on rejection. I spent a whole morning reading and still didn't get through the second page. Have fun!
The Sobering Saga of Myrtle the Manuscript: A Cautionary Tale By Tappan King
Even though this is not a rejection tale, it is a very funny look inside the journey to publication! Don't miss this hilarious read!