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My First Rejection!

I mentioned the other day that I submitted three of my very short flash pieces that have appeared here on my blog over the last year or so to a podcast called Toasted Cake.

I got a response back from Tina Connolly (podcastrix).

Hi Gary! Thanks for sending me these to consider. I’m afraid these won’t quite work for Toasted Cake, but I thought the poem was funny and I hope you’ll send me something again if I have another sub window.</p>

(and, thanks for the kind words on Toasted Cake :)

So as far as first rejections go, I’m not displeased. It’s a very good one, actually, encouraging me to submit again in the future.

Plus . . . now that that’s over with, I’m not dreading that first rejection anymore. :)

I still want to get into Viable Paradise, though, Universe, if you’re listening.

Originally published at WriteWright. You can comment here or there.



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thespian
May. 4th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
My first rejection came from Marion Zimmer Bradleys Fantasy Magazine. From Marion Zimmer Bradley. Telling me she could not use my piece because she had just accepted a similar piece from (of all people) Diana L. Paxson. But she wanted to see more of my work, and she gave me a thing to write in the submission to keep it out of the slushpile.

Then, 3 weeks after I got the letter, she died.

That was 22 years ago, and I keep thinking I should get around to writing something else...
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