This month, we’re giving away a rejection care package, consisting of the N+1 Bag of Literary Advice and a year’s subscription to 3 literary magazines of your choosing (up to a value of $80 USD each). To enter to win, tweet us a screenshot or photo of a rejection letter from a publication or contest that you submitted to last year, along with a link to this post and the hashtag #WrittenAndRejected.
It’s mid-winter.This post-holiday season can be one of renewal, resolutions, or, as is often the case—dark and gloomy days where it’s a triumph to get out of bed on time.
Here at Literistic, we want to celebrate small triumphs like these; particularly in the realm of submitting your writing, regardless of the outcome. If you’ve read our blog posts or checked out our Literary Submissions 101 course, you know that our perspective on rejection might be a little different than the average person. Taking your writing and putting it out there for all the world (or even a few editors) to see can be a huge and scary step. Our job at Literistic is to help organize and streamline that process, but submitting your work is a step that only you can take.
The scary part about submitting your work? Facing the possibility of rejection. It sucks to get rejected, but it’s a byproduct of creative output, and we want to celebrate perseverance. The fact that one has to submit their work in order have it be rejected is a success in and of itself. Send us your rejections!
All you have to do to enter is tweet us a screenshot or photo of a rejection letter from a publication or contest that you submitted to last year, along with a link to this post and the hashtag #WrittenAndRejected. So long as winners qualify, they will be chosen at random, so if you don’t win, don’t worry! It’s not a reflection of your lack of contest-winning acumen.
The winner will be announced on February 28th, 2018 and contacted via email. For more information on this promotion, see our Terms and Conditions.