the power of positive rejection

June 28, 2016

No Thanks

In her Literary Hub article, “Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year,” Kim Liao suggests that for those of us submitting work for publication, it might be time to reset our goals: instead of aiming for acceptances, aim for a specific number of rejections. Citing the wisdom of other writers as well as her own experience (Liao’s goal is 100 rejections a year), she says, “Since I’ve started aiming for rejections, not acceptances, I no longer dread submitting.”

If Kim Liao’s article inspires you to increase your submission rate, you might also want to have a look at the LitHub article by Erika Dreifus, “13 Questions to Ask Before Submitting to a Literary Journal.”
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Thanks to Andrew Shattuck McBride for the suggestion!
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2 Responses to “the power of positive rejection”


  1. Thanks so much for recommending my article. (By the way, I think I’m on track to meet Kim Liao’s recommendation. See my tweet: https://twitter.com/erikadreifus/status/747816691141316608.)


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