Most writers know what’s it’s like to have their work rejected. Even the most optimistic person feels dejected for a short while. Then comes the questioning. Was the writing not good enough? Was the subject matter wrong? Perhaps the article was too long…
Your piece may actually have been spot on but the publication could have had something similar in stock or the editor wanted to move on to a different topic. The best option is not to take it personally and to write something else for them. It can sometimes take a few ‘goes’ before you crack a market. As regards the rejected piece, find another publication, rework it to their requirements and send it out. What isn’t quite right for one market may be snapped up by another.
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