Rejection? Don’t Pout; Be a Detective.

​Have you faced rejection on your picture book manuscript/s lately? Know that subjectivity ALWAYS plays a role in this. What one editor or agent loves another might not (and in this crowded market, ‘loving’ is almost always a prerequisite for acquisition). Also know that there is nothing you can do about subjectivity. However, there are… Read more »

Rejection Bingo Re-post

I’m sharing a humorous sad-but-true Rejection Bingo post created by Zachary Petit.  This is one game I’d rather not win!

Rejection Reflection

If you are a writer, you have to learn to deal with rejection. It is just part of the landscape. Here are two posts about rejection that might ease the sting. The first is by Darcy Pattison, an author who I appreciate for her honesty and insight. And, this post from Writer’s Digest’s Wendy Burt-Thomas may help… Read more »


Wanna play? Share a tidbit from a rejection letter in the comments section. You can go incognito if you want or make up a name. (Your street name is your first name and your favorite pet is your last.)  I’ll go first. This is an actual sentence from a rejection letter I received 12 months after submission:… Read more »

Rejections Got You Down #2

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”                                                                                                                                                                                            — Miss PiggyLet it be known I am not condoning violence. A giggle or two is acceptable, however.

Rejections. Bleck.

You’d be proud of me.  I didn’t stomp on my husband’s toes when he read my most recent rejection letter and said, “Your rejections are getting better and better.”  It is nice when an editor, especially one at the top of her game, takes the time to point out the positives in a manuscript. And the… Read more »