Re: recent rejection from BCS

I debated for weeks whether or not to post my most recent rejection letter. Not because it was bad; far from it. The rejection letter was insightful and not only helped me identify the main problem with the story – something I had been struggling with for months – but also unlocked a new perspective within me on how to view my stories.

Obviously, I did post the rejection letter in the end. I think it’s important to mark progress, and throughout all the blogs I’ve had over the past decade, the most consistent comment I got was some variation of “thank you” in regards to posting rejection letters. I think it helps remind people that there are others toiling away in the slush piles, as well as provide a sense of camaraderie, if not community.

So that’s why I decided to post the rejection letter.

On to the next one.

3 thoughts on “Re: recent rejection from BCS”

  1. Hey Adam,
    Just wanted to say I found this blog after reading all your stories in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, looking for more.
    Keep up the good work, I really loved your Ars Lacuna stories!

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