What does one do when rejection hits? Well you could do a google search. This post isn't about that. If you want to be in arts/theatre/acting/writing/cowboying you should deal with rejection.
I wasn't sure where this was headed, but I'll unload a year's worth of rejection on this post. Maybe it'll be cathartic for me to relive past rejections. Maybe it will inspire someone to keep on going. Maybe none of the above.
I'm still dealing with food poisoning and haven't really contributed much to the written word in over 10 days. Yuck.
Anyways, I've noticed a lot of wannabe or newbie writers have terribly thin skins. That's fine. Go quit and cry in the corner. Please.
So, in semi-order, here are screenshots of a year's (9 Feb '16 - now) worth of rejection screenshots. Bear in mind these are the ones who actually answered me or sent rejection emails. Countless others didn't because they were busy bathing in the blood of dead writers.
And now for the rejections:
And that, children, concludes a year's worth of literary rejections. I'm sure I missed a few - not as eagle-eyed as I used to be. Maybe I should share my OKCupid inbox next week.
Anyways, have a great week -
BRYAN STUBBLES is a playwright and sometime screenwriter as well as Crazytown's most eligible bachelor. His ten minute masterpiece Trump vs Kahlo available here. His one-act play The Wicked Life of Patience Boston had a reading in West Virginia in December as well. The Noose had a performance at the Great Salt Lake Fringe in the summer.
Brine Shrimp Gangsters will be published this year by Smith & Kraus.
Please watch a short film he cowrote: