I've worked as Prairie Schooner's Nonfiction Assistant Editor since 2011, during which time we've published a range of authors whose essays have gone on to be nationally recognized. Read more about my aesthetic and the submissions that excite me. Check out the archives, online Fusions, interviews, and blog content, and stay updated via social media.
Every writer experiences rejection. Yet we tend to suffer in silence, nursing our egos and refreshing our inboxes for news of the next editorial decision. Is there a better way to approach this inevitability of literary life? The answer is yes! Here are some tips for preventing, and getting over, the rejection blues.