I don’t intend, as a rule, to write much about rejections. For that I’ve got Rejection Wiki, but I just got a tiered rejection from Granta in my e-mail. Considering that I’d put Granta in the top-three markets worldwide for fiction (alongside The New Yorker and The Paris Review), this was pretty exciting for me. The piece that garnered it, “In Extremis” has gone 3/10 for tiered rejections which makes it, objectively, the best piece of writing I’ve done. I considered using this as my writing sample for my MFA applications. Maybe I should have gone ahead and done so.
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