1000 rejections (poetry)

Today’s mail brought poetry rejections 999–1,001. It took a lot less time to hit 1,000 poetry rejections than fiction, not least of why being that poems are generally sent in packets of 3–5 and even an acceptance includes a handful of rejections. And then there’s the fact that I’m not that good of a poet (my overall acceptance rate for fiction is double my acceptance rate for poems).

So now, just as with my 1000th fiction rejection, I’m off to subscribe to the rejecting journal, in this case Atlanta Review.






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