16 years ago
mik21foreverus

What is the best way to handle rejection from publishers?

As a writer, my work is always being rejected by publishers. I know that my work is good, but I don't know how to handle this type of feeling, when others think you're not good enough. Do all writers have to go through this?
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16 years ago
jata2001
I'm not a writer, but I imagine publishers receive many manuscripts. They can't approve them all. And probably every writer has been rejected many times before they were finally accepted. Do they give you any feedback? if so, maybe you should think about tweaking your work a bit. And keep trying. Don't take it personally. Publishers are not only looking for good wrok but they are also thinking about the bottom line. Your work may be very good but to them it might not be sellable at this time.
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16 years ago
dirty_older_gentleman2001
Actually, all writers go throught this. Happens less once you have something published, but never really stops. Just know your work is good (other opinions helps to know this). Finally, always send a thank you note to the rejecting publisherb thanking them for their time and effort. This lets them know your not down about it (even though you might be) and brings your namew to their attention one more time for any future submissions!!
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16 years ago
Beejee
Someone once wrote that rejection by publishers can -and should - be handled like near drowning: Get back in the water as soon as possible to avoid aquaphobia. Every rejection slip should be a memo to get back in the (writing) water. Bon chance, Ami.
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16 years ago
rachel k
read the book "bird by bird" - anne lamott its short and has good advice for writers who are just starting out or are struggling. theres also a specific entry aout publishing too
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16 years ago
Spirit Walker
Most. Just keep believing in yourself, and keep sending out the manuscripts. Don't give up your day job until you make it though.
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16 years ago
Anonymous
that like everything in life u get over it an move on
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