The Hermit Poet

August 16, 2005

Rejection Day

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 1:08 am

Today was a rejection letter day. Double whammies from Cimarron Review and Barrow Street.

I guess what was particularly disappointing was that both of these were journals I had just submitted to a few weeks ago on Aug 4. When you do the math, it’s clear that the poems never made it past the first reader. Now, I’ve been around long enough to know that the first readers are fickle and unpredicable in their decision making. Still, it’s frustrating to get no feedback on poems I’ve felt confident about when I sent them out.

Oh well, I’ll sit down tomorrow and figure out where to send the next batch to. In the end, it’s just a numbers game — the more poems I send out there, the better the odds that someone will read and like what I’m writing.

One Response to “Rejection Day”

  1. chrisdaines Says:

    many condolances.
    you’ll slay the first reader next go-round.

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