Last week, on two consecutive days, I received two rejection letters.
The first was from the Cimarron Review, for my three poems, Air Hole, Two Beds, and Where We Are. On Wednesday, March 5, I sent them back out into the world. Or more specifically, to Boulevard Magazine.
The second rejection letter was disheartening. The Blue Mesa Review decided not to publish my short story, Boxes. Since they had held my short story for over five months, I had expected to receive good news from them. Although I did receive a positive rejection letter. Normally they are Stoic strips of paper shoved into an envelope that say thanks, but no thanks. In this case, I received a formally typed letter with my address at the top and a "Dear Bryan" beginning the letter. Within the note, they told me they enjoyed reading my story, and would like me to send my future pieces to them. I sent the story back out on March 5, to the Colorado Review.