Submitting your work to literary magazines means taking a risk, putting your work out there, giving someone a chance to appreciate what you've created. It's a lot like love, but not really. Or whatever.
I attended the annual AWP Conference in Seattle over the weekend and survived The Rejection Generator. That's right. My skin got a little thicker and if you're a writer, you will appreciate this more than anything:
If you survive the Rejection Generator, please post a comment and share with me your personalized rejection letter! Here's mine:
I gave your story to my bulimic cousin. He says thanks.
Fiction, poetry, and all that good stuff . . .