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June 14th, 2007

Thank you for your blah blah submission. It isn’t a blah blah fit at this blah blah time.

(In case you think some of us have it any other way. Have it any easier. Have another chapter and verse.)



  1. i can relate. i saved my art rejections over the years. a friend of mine who is a wonderful writer and an amazingly optimistic person received a rejection from the paris review. when i extended my sympathy she smiled and said cheerily, “YES THANK YOU, BUT IT’S THE PARIS REVIEW”!

    and now i try to take that attitude towards rejections…because with the gazillions of people living on this earth, how many of them can actually say, “hey i was rejected by the paris review”.

    one day i would like to have a group exhibit of all the work that’s been rejected with the rejection letter hanging beside it.

    wouldn’t that be fun?

    Comment by Wendy — June 14, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

  2. thank-you for sharing this.
    it did its trick in breaking down the stories I tell myself and hold as true, when really they are just stories.
    and wendy, i LOVE the idea of having rejected work shown next to the rejection letter!

    Comment by bella — June 14, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

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