Rejection Letters Here, There and Everywhere

bya Gabrielle at 2:32 PM

Boo hiss.  More rejections.

I’ve gotten three since my last update.  One the night before my vacation started, one during, and one shortly after I got back.  Each of them were form letters.  So, that makes a total of ten rejections.  Two more for “Jenny Kissed Me” and one more for “Jenny of Lebanon”.

Rejection #8 – from West Branch

Dear Gabrielle Olexa:

Thank you for submitting to West Branch. We read every story, poem, and essay submitted to us carefully, and we delight in publishing both established and emerging writers. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept your work for publication at this time.

We appreciate your interest in the journal, and we wish you the best in your writing.


The Editors of West Branch


Rejection # 9 – from New England Review (I was most bummed about this one.)

Dear Gabrielle Olexa,

Thank you for giving us the chance to read ” Jenny of Lebanon.” While we have found that it’s not a good fit for the New England Review, we wish you the best in placing it elsewhere and appreciate your interest in our magazine.

The Editors
New England Review


Rejection #10 – from The Literarian

Dear Gabrielle,

Thank you for sending me “Jenny Kissed Me.” I’m sorry to say I can’t make an offer on this one.
Very best,

Dawn Raffel

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