Rejection goes from rejected to accepted!

On February 7, 2011 by Aimee

I have been waiting for this day. 🙂 Yes, I’ve been published in a couple magazines and the newspaper. This though? It’s altogether different.

Vision: A Resource for Writers
Lazette Gifford, Editor


Thank you for your submission, The Tao of Rejection. I liked this article and would like to include it in an upcoming issue of Vision. Attached is a copy of our contract.

If you would like to be paid via PayPal, please let me know via email (with the address for the payments) and I will pay you immediately. PayPal is the best choice at this point.

Thank you for the wonderful submission, and I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

And if you have any questions, let me know.
Managing Editor, Vision: A Resource for Writers

PAID! Do you see the difference in what I’ve done before and this? It’s a paid-for gig! Yes! This is the first, official, paid-for piece of writing that I’ve done.

My other work has been in exchange or for the experience — which I most definitely wanted and am SO thankful to have been given (I’m beyond thankful). But this?

I sent in my piece with a query and a hope.

A month (ish) later, it came back ACCEPTED! This is one of the greatest feelings a writer can get.

Sure, I can only buy a Big Mac with the payment, but that’s not the point. The POINT is that it was selected as a piece … from the slush pile … by an editor … for publication!

It wasn’t rejected!

An article on rejection, of all things, has been accepted!

I am soooooooooooooooooooo excited!! Not that you couldn’t tell.



::happy dance::