editor, THE REJECTS
"Rejection of a piece we've written is often perceived as a rejection of our absolute selves, and it hurts."
Meghan Sutherland is a Canadian writer and poet. Her recent poetry publications live at Rejection Letters and Versification. Meghan has a blog brimming with essays at https://meghanfsutherland.wordpress.com/. She is currently creating her first novel and second human being. Meghan tweets @MegsDregs.
Meghan on Rejection
Some will be tempted to compare writing to having children, but a child is more or less accepted within the fabric of society, whereas a finished fledgling work undergoes major scrutiny and oftentimes, rejection. Rejection of a piece we've written is often perceived as a rejection of our absolute selves, and it hurts. In 2019 I tried to find a home for my first poetry chapbook, a 30-poem, 35-page treatise on life, living and loving in my 20s, but no one wanted to bind this snapshot. I've since looked back on that manuscript and for sure, I can agree it was a green compendium. Rejection is an opportunity to grow and hone our craft, our works; we just have to get beyond the surface hurt, and of course, keep writing.
Types of Feedback Offered
I am able to provide both positive feedback, as well as suggestions on how to make the piece stronger. It is important to me that your work remains your own and isn’t highjacked or repurposed, however I will provide detailed notes on opportunities, should you choose to pursue them.
In the end, it’s your vision.
$10 per piece
5,000 word max