Oh no. Your literary creation—poem, article, novel, or story—has been rejected. What do you do now?
One of the first questions you should ask is, was this a Form Rejection or a Personalized Rejection? When you use The Grinder (by Diabolical Plots) to keep track of your submissions, it even gives you those options on a drop down menu. And there a shades of rejection letters, something called “tiered rejections.” Every publication has different rejection letters, too. One thing you can do is to take a look at the rejection wiki to see if the market you submitted it to has sample rejection letters.
If it’s a form rejection letter, try not to read too much into it. Editors are busy, and…
Read the rest of my most recent article in Authors Publish magazine, here.