Story Embers: How to Practice Resilience in the Face of Rejections

July 6, 2019

Authors face a LOT of rejections.

And whether you're just a beginning author, or a more seasoned one who has faced rejection multiple times, it can be hard to know how to deal with that email that comes telling you that it's a no.

So! I figured I'd write an article for y'all on this topic, since I've faced the struggle quite a bit ;).

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Rejections are a staple of the writing life.

That sounds harsh, doesn’t it? But it’s true. I have a notebook where I track the status of all my short story submissions. I’ve recorded roughly forty titles in it from 2019.

How many of those got accepted? Two. And how many were rejected? Well, all the rest.  

Should I quit writing and pursuing publication? No. The roadblocks are learning experiences, and if I maintain a positive attitude, I’m better prepared to handle (or even break through) the next one. By sharing a few tips that have worked for me, I hope to help you overcome the same discouragement and press on.

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~ Savannah Grace 

have you ever received a rejection letter? 
what are your tips for dealing with rejection? 

(P.S. wondering why I've been so MIA lately? I'll be posting about that at the end of July :))