On Rejection

March 10, 2009 § 2 Comments

short-story-stripBrevity has seen the number of submissions double over the last two years — around on hundreds per month, or up to 400 per 12-essay issue.  This means we are turning away lots of fine work.

Well, it isn’t easy, and we don’t enjoy it, this turning people down. There is no joy in saying “no.”

So to all of the writers who we have had to say “no thank you” to lately, our regrets.

— Dinty

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§ 2 Responses to On Rejection

  • Creative Writers at UNM says:

    I know reading submissions for Blue Mesa Review (Univ or New Mexico’s literary journal) I feel bad whenever I say no… because we know as writers, what it takes to put prose together, then to have the courage to send it out…

    and so, I as a writer, look forward to being rejected by Brevity at some point…

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