When My Story Got Rejected (Again)

In the interest of talking more openly about the writing/publishing/getting-rejected process, I wanted to share this recent high praise for "When My Girlfriend Lost the Weight."

. . . OK, so it was written on a rejection slip.

But it was from Esquire, and beneath the standard rejection copy here's what fiction editor Adrienne Miller had to say:


Matt, this is a graceful, stylish, and strange story, and I enjoyed it immensely. Sadly it's not in keeping with Esquire's tone, so we won't be using it in the magazine But I am glad to have read it


Not immensely enough I guess.

How to know when you've hit rock-bottom: you're not only keeping your rejection slips; your publishing them on your blog.

No worries though, "When My Girlfriend Lost the Weight" has already been resubmitted to another fine magazine. Perhaps they will enjoy it immenslier.

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