Close, But So Far


1-5-2008 008

I almost got one past the editors over at Brevity.

Alas, it was not meant to be. I got the rejection slip on Valentine’s Day, but was pleased to see that the editor, Dinty Moore, said my story (20/20) had been “deliberated carefully and enjoyed.” 

Today I spent a good part of the morning and early afternoon submitting more of my work. You have to expect rejection. Competition is tough. You have to revel in even being considered.

It’s only a matter of time.

And submissions.

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4 thoughts on “Close, But So Far

  1. sarah morgan says:

    Keep sending it out. That’s the only way…

  2. Good, for you. Brevity is tough. I have a lovely rejection from them as well.

  3. Tim Elhajj says:

    What did you do finally end up doing with the story, Ruth? I’ve read qutie a few of yours. Was it one I am familiar with? Which?

  4. […] I’ve already discussed in other posts. The title of the new essay is 20/20. This one earned kind comments from an editor who rejected it. I hope you like […]

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