Wear your tough skin when submitting your work and be persistent. It does pay off.
Glimmer Train has rejected a piece of mine again, but I have gotten closer with this particular story submission. They also gave me something valuable: feedback.
It wasn’t about my piece per se. They sent reading recommendations, some of which are: Charlie Baxter’s Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction, Robert Boswell’s Half-Known World: On Writing Fiction, and Keith Johnstone’s Impro. Please view the carousel below to see other recommendations they made.
They also provided me with links to other writers that detailed how they got their start. The over-arching theme of those published authors: confidence in their work and their continuous effort to submit.
It was by far, one of the best rejections I have received to date.
Thanks again Glimmer Train. You’re pushing my boundaries about the storytelling medium and what it means to be persistent.