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Rejections: Toasting Confidence

I think the best rejections are really just flawed acceptances. The best rejection I ever received was an email from Speer Morgan at The Missouri Review. It pertained to a piece that I was really proud of, and one that I was hoping would find its way in at one of the...

Rejections: Treasuring the Bite

I like the sheer sense of got-me-on-a-bad-day invective in them. Dear editors, I’m sending you these for the rejections series. They are from one Shelagh Nugent, who was the editor of a mag called Peninsular. The first reads: These stories are well written +...