Rejection Slips from Bigtime Lit Magazines – Insight from Editors

The Millions posted a great article that addresses the topic of rejection slips from literary magazines. A reader wrote in and asked “Is a no, a no, a no?,” meaning should we really pay attention to the content of the rejections that we get or just realize that all rejections are simply rejections? Editors from the Harvard Review, the Missouri Review, Slush Pile, The Paris Review, Pank, and some others gave us their insights on what their seemingly cryptic rejection messages mean.

About npiasecki

Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado Denver, specializing in 21st century skills, research, and creative nonfiction. Director of the Denver Writing Project, a local site of the National Writing Project's professional network for K through College educators.
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