Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rejected: The Machine

So, I just heard back from Apex magazine, and they sent what I think is a very brief form letter saying they're not going to take my story, The Machine. This is just a day or so after getting a rejection on "The Last Dragon Dancer," so I'm pretty bummed out.

If I can take anything away from this, it's that this is just part of the game. Everybody gets rejected. Everybody. But it still hurts, man. Wow.

Onward and upward, as they say.


  1. I'm sorry about that, JB.
    I'm sure it will get accepted somewhere. It has to.

  2. Pick yourself, dust yourself off and start again. I could throw any number of cliches at you, but none will make you fell any better. So I counted up my rejections on duotrope for you instead... 46!
    Happens to all of us, my friend. But don't worry your acceptance is just around the corner.