I do. I know what it's like to feel rejection. I also know the sweet pleasure of getting accepted for publication. Wooo! I got my first acceptance letter for the year this morning at 8:14. I am so happy. It just made my day. This is my eleventh story to be published. I am ecstatic.
The story they picked is called "The Present." It is a story about a very bored gentleman and the power of education. I had the idea for this story when I read about Frederick Douglass, a leader of the abolitionist. Douglass was taught to read by the wife of one of his slave owners. When I read that statement, a story formed in my mind. It will be in the Spring 2012 edition of The Helix Literary Magazine. You can see their website here. They are an awesome publication. I encourage you to check them out. I am honored to be featured in their magazine.
My goal for 2012 is to have twelve pieces published this year. That is double what I did last year. I hope I can make it in time! One down, eleven to go.
Stories Published: 1
Stories written: 3
Stories submitted: 100
Stories rejected: 27