Accepting Rejection?

A student of mine got a rejection slip the other day. Encouraged by the success of a classmate, he submitted his story to a paying market. It soon made it to the “second round of review for publishing,” an Olympian peak, according to the editor, to which only “10% of submissions” ever ascend. There my student could see himself, ruling, with lightning bolt in hand. Naturally, when the piece was ultimately rejected, he fell hard. He has no idea what […]

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