Happy Birthday/Rejections/Acceptance

Happy birthday to the terrific, the insightful, the wondrous place that is The Short Review. It’s a great site. It really is. It’s where I discovered Aimee Bender, and believe me, that’d be enough to make me love it on its own.


And this writing lark’s a funny thing at times. Yesterday (or was it the day before?) I got three rejections in a row. Splat, splat, splat in my inbox. Bit disappointing because they were all from Good Places, but they’d come back quickly, they were polite and they were helpful (one even had readers’ comments – brilliant). Still, you can’t help but feel a bit miffed with three in a row. And then I got an acceptance, from another Good Place; it was the sort of email that’d brighten up anyone’s day. The editor said she cheered when she got to the end because she liked it so much. It made me happy. Of course, I shall let you know when it’s up.


And that video of me reading might be up soon too. Watch this space.


And I’m still working on that story (the one I was working on yesterday). Wrestling words is hard work at times.

0 Comments on “Happy Birthday/Rejections/Acceptance

  1.  by  Sara

    Congrats on the good acceptance, an editor cheering is a Jolly Good Thing indeed. I reckon they are pretty cool stats actually, 3 rejects for 1 acceptance = not bad at all : )

  2.  by  Tania Hershman

    Nik,thanks so much for the “birthday” wishes, I can’t believe it’s been a year, wow. And total commiserations on the rejections… I know exactly how that feels. But woohoo on the acceptance! Ah, the ups and downs, eh….!

  3.  by  Nik's Blog

    Thanks all!I’m not too bothered about rejections from Good Places; if they were a doddle to get in they wouldn’t be quite so good now, would they?Of course, I prefer it when people say ‘Yes’…Nik

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