I don’t know why some rejection letters come so early in the morning. You open your inbox and a “no” is the first thing to greet you. I’m sure I have more of these in my future’s pipeline and in more than just the poetry realm.
I don’t know where I first heard the expression, “Turn that frown upside down.” I’ve always admired the clever saying. Now when I open up an email from a literary journal basically saying it’s a NO, I’m turning this around and saying, “It’s ON.”
Read, Revise, Resubmit. Turn that NO around.
How do you cope with rejection?