EVERY WEEK, REJECTION LETTERS FROM MY PAST. BECAUSE THE HURT GOES AWAY AFTER A COUPLE OF DECADES.

THIS WEEK IN REJECTION!

This Week in Rejection!: Pre-rejected?

Thirteen years ago! That’s how long ago it was that Young Barry received this little slip of paper from an agency:

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Note that this is not, technically, a rejection. They are, in fact, accepting my first three chapters…provisionally. And exclusively.

Still, Young Barry was quite thrilled to get this missive. It was the closest thing to an acceptance I’d had on a novel in…

Well, ever.

Sadly, after the two-week exclusivity period, I was rejected. The rejection letter is lost to the mists of time1, so I only have this tidbit of possibility to show you.



  1. Well, actually I probably just threw it away at some point, but “mists of time” sounds so much better, doesn’t it?

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  1. […] Pre-rejection is a way of thinking which implies your disparagement towards the results of your work, or towards the work itself. It may originate from a lack of confidence in your creative capabilities, lowered self-esteem, a bad experience (or on the contrary, success in the past, followed by a row of creative misfortunes), unflattering comparisons, and so on. […]

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