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I didn't check my email for 2 weeks and when I did I had 23 rejections. Who knew there were so many bad publishers out there, eh?

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I didn't check my email for 2 weeks and when I did I had 23 rejections. Who knew there were so many bad publishers out there, eh?
I don't know why they even bother writing back.
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I have never tried, but remember that <insert author name here> had <insert number here> declines before they got famous.
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The point was that I have to have a thick skin to be a writer. Today I had 2 rejections and 1 story accepted. It was a good day to be a writer, ha ha.



By the way, very few fiction editors offer notes or advice these days it seems. When I do get editorial input (which I usually but not always agree with) I copy and paste the editor's comments at the top of the story document for easy access. And the rewrites I've done for editors have been very helpful in understanding what makes stories work. I save all editorial comments and drafts-everything, even after a story is published, so I can go back and review the data.
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The point was that I have to have a thick skin to be a writer. Today I had 2 rejections and 1 story accepted. It was a good day to be a writer, ha ha.



By the way, very few fiction editors offer notes or advice these days it seems. When I do get editorial input (which I usually but not always agree with) I copy and paste the editor's comments at the top of the story document for easy access. And the rewrites I've done for editors have been very helpful in understanding what makes stories work. I save all editorial comments and drafts-everything, even after a story is published, so I can go back and review the data.
Post your story here and allow us to destroy (improve) it first.
EDIT: I am enough of an a-hole that I can accept or dismiss in the first paragraph and explain why.
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Here's the link at Fabula Argentea for The Hurt, written under my byline Chris Dean, Chrispinner.


https://www.fabulaargentea.com/index...by-chris-dean/
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Here's the link at Fabula Argentea for The Hurt, written under my byline Chris Dean, Chrispinner.


https://www.fabulaargentea.com/index...by-chris-dean/


This was really enjoyable to read. A solid piece of writing. No wonder they published it. I read some other stories a while ago in this mag, and was a little disappointed in the quality, but yours is well deserved.
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This was really enjoyable to read. A solid piece of writing. No wonder they published it. I read some other stories a while ago in this mag, and was a little disappointed in the quality, but yours is well deserved.
I'm surprised you didn't catch this, bp: in the fifth paragraph, Coach Myers is described as, "...the same grey-haired pundit who she had been impressed with her hustle...".

Is it the same grey-haired pundit who she had impressed, or who had been impressed?

Can't be both.

Other than that, good piece.
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I'm surprised you didn't catch this, bp: in the fifth paragraph, Coach Myers is described as, "...the same grey-haired pundit who she had been impressed with her hustle...".



Is it the same grey-haired pundit who she had impressed, or who had been impressed?



Can't be both.



Other than that, good piece.


I saw it, but this was already published. I thought: what’s the point?

Overall it was good.
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