Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just Wondering

A few questions about the mailbox.

Should we take it off it's pedestal?

Should we take away it's star status?

We sit and wait patiently for the mail each day.
We hope to receive good news from our submissions out their in the publisher's slush pile.

But, regarding my stories, the only news I have received in the mail box is bad news.

To put it bluntly . . . REJECTIONS!

How about you? Have you ever received good news in the mail box?

I received the good news about my story that's being published in September via e-mail!

So, I have a question for my readers.

If you have had a story published, did you receive the news in your snail mail box or in your in box of the computer. Or did you receive the good news via your telephone?

Even if you haven't been published yet, tell us your opinion.

Should we be checking our in box more often than our mail box?

Inquiring minds want to know. Is it good news when our mail box is empty?


  1. If it makes you feel any better I received a really nice rejection in my mailbox this week. Hang in there, Miss Janet. A couple of years ago, I received my first magazine contract in my mailbox, so it does happen.

  2. Hi Janet,
    I haven't recieved any good news in the mailbox (yet). I have recieved good news through email twice now.

    I've gotten so many rejections in the mailbox that I could wallpaper my apartment with them!

  3. check out yesterday's post on my blog - you won an award!

  4. I haven't received any responses in the mail. They've all come via email. I still check that black box every day, though. :)

  5. Hi Janet,
    I have some good news that I got in my inbox. I sold a children's story to an new online magazine that was advertising in last years Bulletin from SCBWI. Now for the bad news: I got another rejection from Highlights Magazine in the mail box last week.
    Deb :-)


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