Latest Rejection

I just got a nice rejection note from the Absinthe Literary Review. I say "nice," because the editors were kind enough to say that they liked the story but not so much the dialect it was written in.

The story is "What I Can't Tell Her," which I wrote a few years ago in a Southern dialect. More and more I'd been thinking I wrote it in that dialect to distance myself from it somehow and maybe I should let the voice come out at a more direct angle. The fact that they noted not liking the dialect in the rejection is going to finally motivate me to do jus that.

It's nice when a rejection does a little bit more than just stomp on your dreams and grind your heat into the dirt that lines the unpaved road to nowheresville down which all writers trudge.
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