To mark the first anniversary of the launch of this beneficent tool, we have letters written by seven writers. No one knows how to hurt/help like your fellow writers.
Guest Editor Mark Wisniewski: Mmmyeah
Guest Editor Jennifer Villamere: Franco-Canadian Hyper-Allergenic
Guest Editor Robyn Parnell: What You Write Is Not “Erotic Verse”
Guest Editor James Mitchell: A Thousand Cuts
Guest Editor Douglas W. Milliken: Shitty Take-Out
Guest Editor Salma Saeedi: Your Recent Loss
Guest Editor Rowena Wiseman: Who Do You Think You Are?
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At any given time there are seven categories of rejection available. Rotation of the rejections lets users avoid becoming inured to any one approach. The Generator continuously creates more.
The Rejection Generator is designed for all writers. Emerging writers can utilize it to remember life before their first break. Writers well-established in their careers can use it for balance: no matter how successful a writer is, each year there are Pulitzers to lose, as well as National Book Awards, PENs, and Nobels to not be selected for; maintaining a sharp sense of rejection as award announcements approach is important. And, of course, beginning writers not used to or only barely used to the sheer weight of rejection that lies ahead can use the Generator to get ready for the future.
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