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I Have Been Rejected By A Publishing House

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 11 People

    Three Strikes And You're Still In

    I've been writing children's picture books for a couple of years now. I know that I'll continue to write for a long time. It's too much fun to stop. Anyway, I've submitted my work to more than a few publishing houses. So far I've been turned down. It's dissappointing but...
    jlyoung2007 jlyoung2007 31-35 1 Response Dec 3, 2010

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    What Sparks Your Ideas For Stories?

    Most of my stories come from what my kids say, do and even watch of tv. I love writing humor and adventure stories. Sometimes I'll have the best ideas in the car. So, I always keep a little notepad and pen in the consol.
    jlyoung2007 jlyoung2007 31-35 1 Response Dec 3, 2010

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    I was rejected by my peers as a little girl at the age of 4-10 for being happy and then at the ages of 11-14 for being depressed and a bisexual, but they only focused on me liking...
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    . . .uhh. . .yeah. . . it happens
    rejectedhighly rejectedhighly 22-25, M Jun 25

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    OK. So no bitterness here, but I was a punk rocker when I was a teen, and actually got kicked out of a church for having blue hair and black clothing. Lol!
    twistedAndJaded twistedAndJaded 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    yeah, it happens. you put yourself out there and sometimes people just don't get it. they don't get YOU. and it really hurts.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I'm tired of never finding anyone who cares like i do... i do my best, i try to be a good friend and someone always screws me over.. its like some sick plan from god.. god must...
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    Apparently being honest about who you are turns people off.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 6 Responses Jun 24

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    sick and tired of being treated like i'm not enough :(
    yossass yossass 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I guess being fat is a crime lol
    Falaash Falaash 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I'm in an environment where being LGBT,which I am,is 'wrong and immoral'. I'm constantly being yelled at and attacked for my sexuality and it's hard.
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    You hate the fact that I'm brutally honest and I actually care enough to be honest to you? Oh well, I'm not gonna apologize for it. You can just walk away like the rest of them
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    meh, you just rejected awesomenes. that's your problem not mine B)
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    I have never nine accepted , I always have one to many flaws for people
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    Consistently! You would think I'd be used to it by this point. It still stings though.
    forgedindarkness forgedindarkness 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Seems to be an ongoing thin even from people who say they are open minded. So much for integrity. But I wont change me. Ill be the same. One day I may not be rejected for me being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23

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    Crdrinker Crdrinker 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 22

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