April Rejections are Piling Up (And It’s Not Even Close to Over)

bya Gabrielle at 12:33 PM

I’m really beginning to hate April.  It’s been brutal so far.  Rejections for 6 out of the 7 days(the 8th day is not over yet) I’ve lived this month.


Rejection #14 – Tin House (it came on the 4th)

Dear Gabrielle,

Thank you for sending us ‘Jenny Kissed Me.’ Thank you, also, for your patience in waiting to hear back from us. Unfortunately, we must pass at this time.

Best of luck placing your work elsewhere.


Tin House Editors


Rejection #15 – The Canary Press (came a long time ago, but I only realized it on the 5th)

Dear Gabrielle,

Thank you for sending us ‘Jenny Kissed Me’,
We really appreciated the opportunity to read your work, but unfortunately this story didn’t make our final cut.

We only publish a very small percentage (less than 1%) of the submissions we receive.

Thanks again for sending us your story and for supporting independent presses. Our first issue is coming out soon…ish. We hope you’ll enjoy it and try us again some time.

Best of luck with your writing, Gabrielle.

Warm regards,
Robert and Andy
– The Canary Press


Rejection #16 – Indiana Review (came just before I went to bed on the 7th)

Dear Gabrielle Olexa:

We have carefully considered your submission, “Jenny Kissed Me,” and regret that we do not have a place for it in Indiana Review at this time. We appreciate your support and hope you try us again in the future.

The Editors




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