One of the most difficult things for a writer is maintaining confidence in the face of rejection. There’s a lot of information and tips out there, but we like the witty advice of Chuck Wendig.
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10. Beware Snark, Reject Cruelty
Every once in a while you’ll get a mean rejection. I don’t mean a rejection that takes you to task — that’s what rejections should do. I mean a rejection that is destructive over constructive. That insults aggressively (or passive-aggressively). Maybe the editor was having a bad day. Or maybe the editor’s just a sack of dicks. Rare, but it happens. When it does: ignore and discard. You’re expected to be professional. So are they.