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On Rejection

posted May 6, 2013, 8:17 AM by Christine Brower-Cohen
May 6, 2013
I saw this poem by Susan Wider in the SCBWI Bulletin for May and June.  Enjoy!
Getting to Yes
Another rejection this morning,
then two more by e-mail at noon.
I query and query those agents,
my stories aren't singing their tune.
An editor asked for revisions,
she hates the beginning and end.
Protagonist isn't her favorite,
I'm not sure there's much left to send.
Day in, day out, I keep sending,
I'd lie if I said this was fun.
I'm no longer counting the "no's."
But "yes's?"  It only takes one.
Happy writing and submitting,
Christine Brower-Cohen