1. Dear Sarah, I find your blog thoroughly stimulating, especially the “ease” with which you deal with rejection and the amount of submissions you have to make in order to get the acceptances. I need this kind of inspiration. I tend to belittle even the “good” rejection letters, i.e. the one from Missouri Review which seems to have been written by an undergrad intern still struggling with the terminology of fiction. I look forward to reading Mine. Congratulations on the win from a former loser.

    1. Thanks, Judy, I think it’s really important for us to share our rejections as well as acceptances. I was inspired to do so by a writer who visited my MFA program when I was younger and very candidly shared her rejection to acceptance ratio with us (32:1, despite the fact that she was a really successful writer). Best of luck with your writing.

  2. Congratulations on your River Teeth selection. I was in the competition with you with my memoir “Busy Being Born: How and Why I Became a Vietnam-Era Draft Resister.” Your book sounds quite interesting, and I look forward to reading it. I am also getting a kick out of your posting of the rejections you’ve received. I need to be a little more light hearted about that issue, so thanks for the push. Again, congratulations. And good luck.-Daniel

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