Monday, January 25, 2010

Hmm


I ended last week with yet another rejection. This one admitted that they hadn't even read my story, which I'm quickly learning is actual common practice amongst 'zines. Surely though, if you don't have time to read submissions, you should close your slush pile for a while? And this was from a magazine where I noticed that in their last issue, there were two stories written by the same person (who wasn't the editor or on staff or a "famous" author). Fair?
Anyway, so I did what anyone else would do - I sucked it up and sent my story out again to a different magazine. I'm going to get this story published if it's the last thing I do!!
Urgh. Having a crappy day. Going to go home later, drink hot chocolate and watch America's Next Top Model.

2 comments:

Chris Alexandre said...

I really like your drive. It's tough but stick with it! I hope you find a magazine who at the very least reads entries. Best of luck and wishes!

Christian.

Lucy Ann Wade said...

Thank you very much! I don't know if I'd call it "drive" - maybe more like pig-headed stubborness!

Thanks for reading.

Lucy