Unfortunately, This Piece Is Not for Us: Handling Rejection

Rejection is a thing that happens to writers who seek publication. Getting a story rejected is a sad thing. It hurts. Rejection is universal, but that fact does not make the feeling suck any less. Because you have already been rejected or will be rejected at some point in the future, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding the word “no.”

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3. Titania Napping In Her Bower

Assume you are sleepy, a princess empowered and magic,
ensconced in the bedroom of Nature like pea in a pod.
If flying carpeting passes, you’d surely catch it
and ride through mysteries into the lands of Nod.

Not caring ‘bout leaving the hair-curling iron on high!
No thoughts to tomorrow’s apocalyptic infernos!
The world-crushing antics of Satan and all of his brides
are only the sneezes of ants, just wind in the willows.

Would rainclouds bless or disturb your peaceful delight, dear?
Your heartbeat is pumping so gentle its star-steady song.
The sky yearns to break down and cry at this beautiful sight here,
and moss will rejoice to have thus been slumbered upon.

Those unashamed breasts tantalize ‘tween green leafy sheets
but yearnings I must lock away, for my fairy queen sleeps!

From the poetry/art ebook ‘FACE IT’ by Russil Tamsen & Anita Wexler (c) 2012. All rights reserved. Available at author’s ebookstore QuirkEbooks.com

Just to let you all know: I am not continuing TLM weekly workshops next week! I’m having a week off from it- it is Christmas after all!

I will still post things on here- but I doubt it will be too much and will be without much structure.

Meanwhile, if you wanted to have a look back at some of the old tags (and what it to come!) please check it out here

Make sure to also keep an eye on this tag- as from next Thursday, I will be posting weekly ‘Old Adverts’ from the old magazine- some of them are downright hilarious. Be reminded about what people thought worked and how people perceived certain things back in the good old days! It is on the sidebar now of the main blog page. 

Have a great Christmas everyone!

I will be back on the 31st with Review Writing! :)

With that, you’ll get six issues of the magazine throughout the year. It’s filled with fantastic poetry, short stories, essays reviews and more.

You also get full access to the entire magazine online, as well as online access to past issues dating back to February-March 2010 (we’ll be adding more past issues soon). This includes the issue I was talking about the other day.

Do you know anyone who has a passion for literature and the arts? It would be an amazing gift, if you don’t fancy it yourself. 


This is a picture of the front cover of the latest issue. We ship worldwide (£35 for inside the European Union and £46 for elsewhere…)

If you think any of your followers would be interested in this, please reblog this and  share this wonderful offer. 

So we’re back!

Now, I came into work last Thursday and Friday and are not actually in the office today and tomorrow, so these posts have all been queued. I do apologise if you send me a message and I don’t reply, even if it seems like I’ve been here. 

Anyway, this week we are looking at how to write reviews!

I hope that the posts this week are useful- let me know if you have any posts yourselves, or any feedback for me!

We’re coming onto the last few weeks of these workshops, so give me some feedback so I know whether I should do something like this again! :)