How To Handle Rejection (Or How Not To Curl Up In A Fetal Position And Eat Copious Amounts Of Chocolate)

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It’s hard to be a writer. It’s harder to be a writer who wants to make money from writing. And it’s really, really hard to put yourself out there and ask for a writing job.

You plan the perfect pitch in your head. You run it by a few trusted people. You write and rewrite your pitch. You sit on it for a few days to make sure that it feels right. You send your pitch and you wait.

And wait.

You hear nothing back after a week, so you do the right thing and send a polite follow up email.

And you get this – “Thank you for your submission, but it’s not the right fit for us.”

Period. The end. No other explanation. You look at the rest of their site and think that what you were offering was absolutely the perfect fit. You doubt yourself. You suffer a blow to your confidence. Again. You shout, “Can’t I catch a freaking break??”

You will want to curl up in a fetal position and eat copious amounts of chocolate (or whatever ‘bad’ food makes you feel better). Don’t. There are better ways to handle rejection.

Pity party drawing

1. Cry. Yes, let it out. You’ll feel a smidgen better. Just a smidgen. You’ll still want to hit something.

2. Hit something. Preferably something inanimate, but soft. Like a pillow. Yes, hit a pillow.

3. Swear. Loudly and profusely. Preferably out of the earshot of children.

4. Tell someone. Like I did. (“I was *splutter* rejected *sob*. Why *sob* would *sob* they *sob* not *sob* l-l-l-o-v-e me *sob*?)

5. Tell two more people. Preferably one who will say, “I never liked <the rejector> anyway, and I like them even less now!”. Then ask her to marry you.

6. Eat chocolate. But sitting up. Not curled up in a fetal position.

7. Bake something, preferably something you are really good at, so as to feel a sense of achievement. Make sure your family members get a slice so they can tell you how awesome you are.

8. Do something you love. Like, watch TV. What?

9. Write a post about how to handle rejection. Inject some humor into it because you really need to laugh.

10. Go out there and try again. Someone will think YOU are awesome and the right fit. Also? Be grateful for the opportunities that have come your way.

How do you handle rejection? If you’ve never been rejected, don’t tell me, heh.

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • March 25, 2013 sarah

    it’s a hard road but when you know like you know like you know that you’ve JUST GOTTA write or you will explode–then you know you’re onto something. The way I handle rejection is with a lot of self-doubt. I’m not good enough….but after a few days usually I’m over it. Also, it reassures me to know that almost every writer at some point or another has been rejected. Keep on keeping on. xoxoxo
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    • March 29, 2013 Alison

      Keeping on, that’s what I’m doing!
      Actually, since I’ve been rejected, I’ve been writing better. If that makes any sense.

  • March 25, 2013 Tania

    You had me at ‘it’s hard to be a writer’… I don’t know what you pitched for but I am sure they are fools. On the one [or one hundred] times that I have been rejected, I call my best friend. We bitch about the rejector with venom spewing from our prolific gutter mouths and then we discuss assassination… social and lethal. By the end of it, I’ve stopped crying, done some shadow-boxing and I’m convinced that the rejector is a moron. Just like yours is x
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    • March 29, 2013 Alison

      Oh Tania, I love your comment so much.

  • March 25, 2013 Gina Jacobs Thomas (

    So sorry to hear about your rejection! I had a pretty major rejection a couple of weeks ago, a job I really really really wanted and got all the way to the end for. The bad news was a huge heartbreak, and I did all of the above to cope, with the exception of sitting upright for chocolate. And I consumed way too may adult beverages. Still stings a bit, but as the band Fun. says, “Carry on.”
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      I’m so sorry, Gina!! Adult beverages definitely do help (from my recollection, as I haven’t had a drink in over 4 years). Carry on, indeed.

  • March 25, 2013 Kim

    I haven’t put myself out there in the writing arena yet – except on my blog, of course. But I have been rejected before. Usually my process is similar to your list. (Especially the chocolate and crying parts.)
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Chocolate and crying makes everything better!

  • March 25, 2013 Christine Organ

    I’m so sorry about your rejection, Alison. Sadly, it is something that I can relate to quite well, having received dozens of rejections for my book manuscript. Not to mention the rejections by websites for content submissions, and the generally rejections that I feel almost daily when I don’t get more followers or people don’t “like” or comment on my post. I usually respond with lots of crying and sometimes some misplaced anger at my husband and kids. I’ve been getting much, much better at it lately though. Maybe the quantity of rejections has just made me a little more immune to them, or I’m just feeling more confident in myself. Most likely a little bit of both. Hang in there. You have MUCH to be proud of.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Christine – eek I’m so sorry for the rejections. You are a superb writer, so I don’t get it. Bah.

  • March 25, 2013 Jenni Chiu

    Well, I’ve got the swearing, crying, chocolate… okay, everything except the baking part down.
    I think you’re awesome.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      It makes me feel so awesome that you think I’m awesome, Jenni. Thank you. xo

  • March 25, 2013 MomWithaDot

    Humph! Darn those ‘rejection’ folks – they never deserved you in the first place anyway! Your website is beautiful and by that I mean it is creative, pleasant, well organized, unique and most of all, inspiring! If they can’t see the talent it takes to do that – let them go fly a kite. Psst……truth is, they they are almost bankrupt and are fighting to keep their own jobs, LOL!! Hang in there Alison – you got something much bigger n better comin’ up πŸ™‚ ! Cheers and hugs <3 <3
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Aw, thanks for your encouraging words!!!

      • April 1, 2013 MomWithaDot

        Hey Alison! Congrats on the milestone. Couldn’t find the comment form (scrolled up and down the page a few dozen times LOL!) on your latest post – so commenting here. Sure I missed something there, but basically wanted to congratulate you. Will check in again later – Cheers!
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        • April 1, 2013 Alison

          I closed comments on that post so I could pick a winner, so sorry!

  • March 25, 2013 Natalie

    Chocolate is the answer for everything isn’t it? I could use some now. I’m not much of a writer but I think you are right…you just gotta keep on trying and writing. Rejection is never fun and it hurts…no matter who you are!
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Don’t say that you’re not much a writer, Natalie, you’re selling yourself short!

  • March 25, 2013 Faith

    Your cartoon pic is priceless! This post is so real and honest! Thanks for sharing in your laugh through the tears moment. Praying the best for you!

    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Thanks so much, Faith!

  • March 25, 2013 Brittany

    Oh it happens to all of us and it is so hard! I stay upset for longer than I should and I carry a little gridge against the rejector for awhile if I am being honest. I am sure there is a glass of wine involved and some tears and then finally, I move on. It’s not pretty!

    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Tears and chocolate smears – definitely not a pretty sight on this end. πŸ™‚

  • March 25, 2013 tracy

    I love you and you’re a star in my book. Always. xo
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      That’s good enough for me. xoxo

  • March 25, 2013 Laura

    You forgot “go to the grocery store and spend $100 on junk food”. And “eat ice cream covered with a whole bag of peanut butter chips.”

    Thanks for writing this. Just what I need to read this morning. I love you!
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Oh yes, of course! It may be because I already had a pantry-load of junk food when I wrote this. πŸ™‚
      Love you too!

  • March 25, 2013 Dana

    I buy myself something pretty. More costly than baking, but easier on the waistline.Btw, whoever rejected you sucks πŸ™‚
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Aw, you’re sweet, Dana. πŸ™‚

  • March 25, 2013 Alexa

    YES! This is so true!!! It’s pretty much exactly what I do… if I even get the nerve to submit something!!! Your page looks great by the way! Sorry I haven’t been by as often as I like lately. It’s been cray cray busy!!!!
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Busy is good! And thank you!

  • March 25, 2013 Alexa

    As a side note, I’m trying to grab your button and it won’t let me copy and paste it? Oh, and I LOVE your writing!
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  • March 25, 2013 Runnermom-jen

    Your drawing is awesome.
    Rejection is not.
    You are awesome and I love you.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Aw, Jen! Thank you, so much.

  • March 25, 2013 Denise Rayala

    Haha! You just made me feel like a real human being. Er — an aspiring writer who got rejected a lot of times already. πŸ™‚
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      We’ll get used to it someday, won’t we? πŸ™‚

      • March 31, 2013 Denise Rayala

        Yes! It only means we never got tired trying πŸ™‚

  • March 26, 2013 Poppy

    Get your girlfriends to chime in just like they do after a break-up.
    “They’re ugly, we hate them.”
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Hah! Yes, yes I will.

  • March 26, 2013 Jennifer

    Yeah, I so needed to hear this after that rejection I received a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been pretty down and the dumps and bitter about it. Realistically I know it wasn’t really a reflection on me, but it still stings pretty bad. Maybe I should go cry. I haven’t tried that yet.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      πŸ™ Sorry, Jennifer. That sucks.

  • March 26, 2013 anymommy

    I think you’ve captured this cycle well. Love you πŸ˜‰

    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      You’re so kind to me! (heart spills all over the floor)

  • March 26, 2013 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Awww, I’m sorry. I know that’s hard and frustrating. Rejection is never, ever fun and is always tough to hear, especially when you know you’re qualified and capable. πŸ™
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Aw, thanks Rach.

  • March 26, 2013 Christine

    I’m sorry Alison. They are fools because you are an incredibly talented writer who has a really graceful way with words. But yes, it happens and it sucks. I hold a mean grudge which probably isn’t the best or most healthy thing for me to do. But your drawing? The pity party? That’s brilliant. Eating chocolate in solidarity.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      I haven’t drawn in a while, so that was fun πŸ™‚

  • March 26, 2013 Carolyn Y

    In a former life (one before kids) I wrote a novel. I sent it to various agents and was rejected. 25 Times. It hurt, but then I edited and kept editing. And maybe I’ll send it out again.
    It was also nice to know famous people (published) had been rejected several times until they got accepted.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Oh you must submit again!! Good luck!

  • March 26, 2013 Heather

    I’m sorry about your rejection :(… (Surely you could get a gig as a blog satire cartoonist anyway, that drawing is funnayy!)

    Don’t worry, next time- you got this! πŸ™‚
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Haha! It’s a terrible drawing! But thank you. πŸ™‚

  • March 26, 2013 Abigail

    Rejection really does suck. You’ve definitely got the right idea on how to get past it though. You’re a fantastic writer (it’s why I keep coming back) so I bet you get the next one.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Thank you, Abigail! (and good luck with your labor, can’t wait to meet Wesley!)

  • March 26, 2013 Not a Perfect Mom

    eh, whoever rejected you is a total cunty person…sorry…I love you
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Hee! You said cunty. xo

  • March 26, 2013 Leslie

    Rejection in any form sucks. I’m sorry you had to go through it, but know that whoever it was that rejected you is worse off for it! Keep plugging along, you’ve got a great voice!
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      You’re too kind, Leslie, thank you!

  • March 26, 2013 ilene

    I submitted a lot of fiction writing back 10-12 years ago and could wallpaper my office with the rejection letters. A really good writing teacher once told me that with each rejection, I came closer to the yes. There are a lot of yeses for you out there, Alison. I’m counting on it.
    BTW – I never liked that person who rejected you anyway, πŸ™‚ Hugs.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Your writing teacher rocks, as do you!!

  • March 26, 2013 Kimbelry

    I get rejected by BlogHer every fucking time (well except this one time). Apparently they are racist against posts that revolve around mental health…but I keep trying. It sucks.
    Thing is, just because one door smacks you in the nose, it doesn’t mean that there is another one open πŸ™‚
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      BlogHer – well, I won’t say much about them right now πŸ˜‰
      Love you. xo

  • March 26, 2013 vanita

    Girl, I have suffered rejection too. As a designer, it’s hard to pitch a project you’re referred for, share your portfolio and testimonials and still get turned down. Even worse, get turned down because the client felt the other person pitching was better. But I’ve learned to let it go. I’ve realized not everyone is a good fit. I’ve learned everything happens for a reason. If “X” didn’t turn me down I would have missed my chance to work with “Y”. Or if X had hired me, I would have been stressed out by the craziness that they put the other designer through. I agree with Kimberly, when one door closes another one swings wide open girl. And anyone who doesn’t hire you, who doesn’t gush at the fact that you want to write for them, doesn’t deserve you.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      You’re too good to me, V. xoxo

  • March 26, 2013 My Inner Chick

    ****Thank you for your submission, but it’s not the right fit for us**

    Omgosh, I’ve gotten that slip, girl!

    I then have a PITY PARTY and keep on writing.

    Luv U. X
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Love you too, my friend!! xoxo

  • March 26, 2013 Michelle

    Hang in there! You are a wonderful writer! Rejection happens to all of us in some form or another…I think it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t felt the sting of rejection! I can’t say I’ve had it with writing (kind of hard for my own blog to reject my writing) but I have felt it for other services I offer. Win some, lose some, I guess. I always go through that feeling of self doubt and then I pick myself up and start over again. Have some chocolate and know you’re fabulous…just chalk it up to another experience and move on. It was their loss!
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Thanks Michelle! (and I absolutely enjoyed the chocolate)

  • March 26, 2013 another jennifer

    11. Pat yourself on the back for putting yourself out there. A lot of people don’t have the guts to do something that might end in rejection.

    12. Move on to the next pitch!

    πŸ™‚ Being rejected sucks.Thank for sharing your story. I think you’re awesome!
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Jennifer, THANK YOU for that!!

  • ouch…
    I highly recommend kicking something. But I unwisely choose a chair.. barefoot. Rejection does funny things to my brain.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      I regularly walk into furniture anyway so I wouldn’t put my legs through that. But if I did want to kick something, yes, I’d definitely wear some shoes first. πŸ™‚

  • March 26, 2013 Leighann

    You’ve got it.
    Do all of these things and then try again!!
    This is probably a blessing.
    You want to work with someone who recognizes your value.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Leighann, you’re right, it’s definitely a blessing!

  • March 26, 2013 Alexandra

    I’ve been getting rejected ever since the second grade when I asked Phyllis Applekamp to sit next to me on the bus to Great America. The way she looked at me, she didn’t even have to say it. “Not if you were the last person on earth, you dweeb.”

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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Phyllis loses!!

  • March 26, 2013 Christie

    THis is hard. I definitely cry and take a huge shame/self=pity bath. Then I lick my wounds for a while and try to take all the angst and use it to create something new and better. Maybe I look for another place to pitch my article/essay. Then I march forward sloppily and humbly.

    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Sloppily and humbly – I love that.

  • March 27, 2013 christine

    I think you’re great! (My way of handling rejection is the ever-non-helpful way of avoiding it all together. Gee, if I don’t put myself out there than I can pretend that people like me instead of having to face the truth. Yeah, it’s obviously not gotten me very far.)
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Hah! Good one Christine. πŸ™‚

  • March 27, 2013 greta

    I love your drawing. And yeah, chocolate makes everything better. We’ve all been there!
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Hee! Thanks Greta!

  • March 27, 2013 Mindi Davis

    Thank you for the chuckle Alison. Do you keep your rejections as future inspiration like some writers do?
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      I definitely kept that email!

  • March 27, 2013 Jennifer

    I love this post, it’s a great read for when you are feeling a bit low from rejection, and letting us know that we are not the only ones this happens to! Have to take the high with the low, and when all else fails, eat chocolate. πŸ™‚

    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Or, eat chocolate, regardless. πŸ™‚

  • March 27, 2013 Jessica

    I love this post and can relate! I think the best thing to do is to remember that a rejection doesn’t mean a rejection of you as a person or of your writing abilities. It’s a rejection of what you’re pitching. Sometimes, pieces just don’t work for the publication, sometimes the editor has already published something similar in the month, or sometimes…well, there are tons of other reasons. I’m learning not to take it personally and to just keep pitching because this, ultimately, is the work of a writer. And there’s no way around it, really.

    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      You’re right, can’t take it personally. I’m over it πŸ™‚

  • March 27, 2013 Kim

    Oh, my. We are all so much alike, aren’t we? Your post resonates with us all, Alison. Rejection is a bitter pill, best followed by a large bag of jelly beans if chocolate doesn’t appeal, some mindless tv, and your loved ones lathering you with lots of love and laughter.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Jelly beans work too!

  • March 27, 2013 Lady Jennie

    And listen to your friends/fans tell you they absolutely love you just the way you are.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      That works too!

  • March 27, 2013 Kristin

    I’m sorry, but WHAT exactly is the sun doing to you? πŸ˜‰

    And you have exactly the right attitude, from injecting humor into a bleak situation (my M.O.) to climbing back into the saddle and trying again. You’ll find your people. You will.
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    • March 27, 2013 Alison

      It’s mocking me. I clearly need to practice my penmanship!! πŸ™‚

      Thank you, I know I will. It may take a while, but I’ll get there. Eventually. I hope.

  • March 27, 2013 Maureen

    They are fools for rejecting you!
    Blogher turned me down lol so I stopped I’m such a whimp πŸ˜€

    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      BlogHer has rejected me plenty too! Keep trying πŸ™‚

  • March 28, 2013 Elaine A.

    I am going to need this since I’ve recently made the decision to put myself out there more. I will probably be referring back to this post but hopefully not too much. And chocolate. Yes, lots. xo
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      You will be awesome and you won’t have to read this post again!

  • March 28, 2013 Mom of 3 with a PhD

    This is PRECISELY why I stopped blogging shortly after starting last year. Google Analytics “told me” the posts were being read but voyeurs reading posts and neither commenting nor liking sends me into a chocolate-eating frenzy! I’ve armored up and started writing again this week. I’m glad I found your blog yesterday and know I’ll continue to be inspired here…thanks for sharing your frustrations as well.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      You’re going to rock!

  • March 29, 2013 Jennifer

    Chocolate can solve all of life’s problems. Good chocolate, anyway.

    I’m sorry it didn’t work out this time. But you must know how much talent you have as a writer. It’s clear as day, plus, look at all the support you have. All these people cheering you on. Keep on pitching because when the right fit comes along, you pitch and they say yes, you’ll hit it out of the park. That’s going to be one hell of a homerun stellar gig.

    Thank you for writing this. I’m just getting started pitching as a new writer and I know I have a lot of rejection that I’ll need to deal with. I’d personally add just one more thing to your list: take lots of bubble baths. For whatever reason, they always help me melt the stress/sorrow/etc. away.

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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      You can do it, Jennifer, good luck!

  • March 29, 2013 Amanda Jillian

    I rant and rave and bake brownies and cookies and whatever else I can get my hands on.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Sounds like a good plan!

  • March 29, 2013 Jessica

    I’ve found that when I get rejected from something it’s because there was something even better for me right around the corner.
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      I sure hope so that’s true for me!

  • March 31, 2013 Katie

    and then there are those of us who are too chicken shit to even put out a pitch.

    The fact that you have put yourself out there to BE rejected makes me proud of you. I’m just sayin’. You’re a go-getter, lady!
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    • March 31, 2013 Alison

      Oh, you! You’re just so sweet. xo

  • April 1, 2013 Leigh Ann

    I applied to Everyday Family and never heard back. It’s hard when you know you’ll be good at something but they don’t see the awesomeness. Whoever turned you down is missing out!
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    • April 1, 2013 Alison

      Well, that sucks donkey balls, I’m sorry.

  • April 1, 2013 Lauren Hesterman

    As evidenced by yourself, the daunting reality is that there are what seems like zillions of brilliantly talented women out there who are competing for a limited amount of space. I routed here through the Sits Girls, great to have found you!
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    • April 1, 2013 Alison

      There is indeed many talented writers out there. Thanks for dropping by, Lauren!

  • April 6, 2013 Tonya

    I’m sorry you got the big rejection sentence. Geez… no explanation at all?! That’s just rude! But, I like your tps on dealing with it and your drawing? Priceless!!

    On to bigger and better…
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    • April 6, 2013 Alison

      Hee, thanks, the drawing was fun πŸ™‚
      Bigger and better – I can only hope!

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