Already feeling very down about my ability as a writer, these rejections really didn't help. I know I have to have a tough skin... It's something I'm still working on.
But in this morning's post I received quite an awesome rejection. Though I hadn't made the final cut, one of my poems, 'The Hiding Place', had been short listed in the annual Mslexia Poetry Competition. I was chuffed. I entered last year and didn't hear anything back. So this year I got one step closer. Quite encouraging.
In other news, the Hint Fiction Anthology has nearly reached its publication date. On November 1st, you'll be able to get your hands on a copy. I received an email this morning saying my contributor copy will be in the post shortly. I'm very excited about seeing it, and my huge 25 word story!
Here's Robert Swartwood opening the box of advance copies.
And here's tortoise Franklin having a read. I think the brevity of the stories is keeping him pretty engaged.