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  1. "I believe that if you can pull off the above advice, you have a really strong chance"
  2. "Sounds Interesting but I'm Swamped" - New Type of Form Rejection?
  3. The Rejections I Deserve
  4. Query Letter "Tense" and "Direction"
  5. Taking the Pi$$
  6. What do you usually do with rejected manuscript?
  7. Stung by bizarre workshop rejection
  8. Advice please: do I wait forever?
  9. When is the time right?
  10. rejected and feeling a strange (misplaced) optimism(?)
  11. Sent out 15 queries and no read requests, but feeling good
  12. Do you change your style?
  13. Tor.com's very burst-y response times
  14. Business Decision is best approach to queries
  15. All I can do is laugh
  16. Shane
  17. Two Positive Rejections (?)
  18. Snap Rejections (Or; Wow, That Was Quick!)
  19. Kid's book Banned by Direct2Digital and SmashWords
  20. The Next Circle of Hell, Vol. 2
  21. Just Need To Rant A Little
  22. The Daily Rejection, Vol. 2
  23. How to prepare for rejection?
  24. Oh, the pain!
  25. Detailed Rejections?
  26. How much rejection is too much?
  27. How do you keep motivated?
  28. You'd Think I'd Learn....
  29. Even in my dreams I don't get accepted...
  30. Is this short story rejection form?
  31. I couldn't make this up
  32. I've done everything wrong
  33. Help for Rejection and Criticism
  34. The Mystery of Mixed Messages
  35. How long should a Revise and Resubmit like this take?
  36. Rejection letters have left me believing my MS won't be picked up.....
  37. Here's to the things that shouldn't have been queried.
  38. Depression?
  39. Contemplating submitting and querying again.
  40. Rejection after sending query
  41. Sweet spot: After submission, before rejection!
  42. What should I make of this rejection?
  43. How many rejections until i get worried?!
  44. What does this rejection mean?
  45. A Helpful Rejection
  46. Do agents really care if the novel is poorly written as long as the story is unique and interesting?
  47. Have you gotten conflicting rejections?
  48. What to make of form Rs on fulls?
  49. The Beauty of a Pen Name
  50. The Breakup Rejection Letter
  51. Someone asked me what it takes to get a novel published...
  52. Query letters shouldn't be so important
  53. Agents not responding to nudge for offer of rep.
  54. Form rejection?
  55. Not sure if hard work is enough...
  56. Still Trying; New Rewrite
  57. I just got a rejection
  58. Another Positive Rejection
  59. You know that feeling...
  60. I got a rejection!
  61. I got my first rejection
  62. Rejection #2
  63. To Query or Not To Query
  64. Afraid Of Rejection
  65. Giving up is not an option
  66. How many attempts is too many?
  67. Friend Love . . . But Not Agents?
  68. Book of Rejection
  69. Learn the Publisher's Preferences and Prejudices
  70. Query Rounds
  71. Doesn't connect with the voice - form reject?
  72. Well, that was harsh...
  73. Query Response Time (Children's Picture Book)
  74. Worst book rejection not from a literary agent
  75. The Last Time I was Rejected
  76. How many passes before a book deal?
  77. Just reached a milestone...
  78. Losing Passion for the Project
  79. The threshod standard
  80. Dead Air After Requests
  81. Simultaneous Submissions
  82. JK Rowling's Rejection Letters
  83. Newbie question: Would you post a less than stellar review from Kirkus?
  84. Nudging Timeline
  85. The New Journey Beings
  86. Should I feel encouraged by this?
  87. Got the deep, dark rejection blues
  88. Using Reverse Psychology to Outwit the Rejection Gods
  89. Getting rejections but refusing to feel dejected! However, I have some questions...
  90. Pits of Rejection Sads
  91. Word count rejection?
  92. Feeling Kicked in the Gut
  93. Heartening rejection tales...
  94. Rewrites to Rejection
  95. Feeling very down...
  96. Thinking of giving up on querying and writing my book series
  97. Is Summer Dead?
  98. Improve this book and try again or move on?
  99. Aiming for 100 Rejections a Year. That's Right - Rejections.
  100. I don't know how you guys do it...
  101. Last stop, crap post, and long wind.
  102. Good Rejections!
  103. strange rejection
  104. How Many Full Request Does It Take To....
  105. And how the heck do you keep writing if it's a series?
  106. It's a numbers game - but the numbers are not that large
  107. Can't connect with narrative - tell me your secrets writing gods!!!!
  108. not handling my first rejection very well
  109. A high-value rejection
  110. I Screwed Up
  111. Odd Rejection
  112. My first rejection
  113. Staying Sane Through the Wait and the Yo-Yo'ing?
  114. am I just dumb or is this rejection kind of encouraging?
  115. Dejection: The Phone Ate My Notes
  116. An approachable agent.
  117. Ravioli's Thread of R&D
  118. Got my very first rejection!
  119. Protocol for Rejection+Feedback
  120. Does instant rejection (overnight) mean something is drastically wrong?
  121. I Just Don't Understand
  122. excuse my ramblings
  123. After how many agents' similar opinions should I revise my manuscript?
  124. Bookstore Rejections
  125. THE BASTARDS!!!
  126. I'm so afraid to start querying!
  127. For all who are going through querying ups and downs....
  128. I feel like my dream is dead
  129. Agent rejected but...
  130. I Think I Got My Manuscript Deleted
  131. Rejection with a suggestion to make revisions and re-submit
  132. How many rejections of partial and full are common before getting an agent?
  133. Could use some encouragement for my frustration
  134. Rejection: Sometimes I Feel Like I'm The Only One...
  135. Agents don't seem to like the opening; beta readers did. To revise or not to revise?
  136. First Time Querying
  137. How do you know when it's time to stop, change, or move on?
  138. Advice for R&Rs?
  139. To nudge or let it go?
  140. Different tiers of rejection (and the ones that actually feel kind of nice)
  141. Self-doubt Level 1000
  142. The moment you realize you MAY succeed...but not with what you want to write
  143. My story isn't original
  144. Story sent to Asimov's
  145. First Rejection Ever
  146. I need you guys.... sadness
  147. How many agents is it normal to query? Should I be throwing in the towel?
  148. Trying to understand agent's advice
  149. Twiddling my thumbs and checking my email
  150. My First Rejection, not that painful thankfully
  151. Rejection with a Twist
  152. Questioning the cost/benefit of querying
  153. Rejections
  154. Help me decode this rejection: form rejection?
  155. Unique excuse for a rejection
  156. Request for full MS! Then ten minutes later another agent rejected the same full ...
  157. Liked the concept, liked the voice, liked the story, but...
  158. When do you retire a project?
  159. Bad Agent Blues
  160. Is 10K too long for a short story?
  161. My Novel--A Bit of a Western, More Literary Fiction
  162. A dreadful error
  163. Laugh so you don't cry
  164. I need some advice...
  165. Coping Mechanisms?
  166. New career plan:
  167. Dealing with jealousy?
  168. Sigh. Am I too old for this?
  169. Picking up again after a year of inactivity
  170. Received another rejection
  171. Is There Still the Stigma Around Self-Publishing?
  172. The No Pitmad Likes Club
  173. Got my first bad review on Amazon
  174. Rejected on Another Forum, Which Brought me Here
  175. When to Give Up?
  176. Rejected by Editor found one that same day.
  177. Ghostwriting Pangs
  178. It's All Subjective
  179. Well, I got my first snarky review.
  180. a little inspiration
  181. Is the expected response different if an agent requested and was given an exclusive?
  182. This one hurt
  183. I'm in the rejection trenches with you all
  184. Send out my first batch of 15 queries and haven't gotten a single bite.
  185. This is for the people that have secured an agent: How did you handle the rejection beforehand?
  186. I'm a midlist author feeling a bit rejected and dejected
  187. 100% of my queries have been rejected, thinking about my next step
  188. My sob story
  189. If it's so good, then why all the rejections?
  190. I think this is just a rant...
  191. Is a query letter of a sequel worth it if the first book is self-published?
  192. What's your rejection tally for 2017?
  193. Will this automatically get rejected?
  194. What to do while you wait?
  195. Preemptively rejected
  196. Rewrite or Scrap?
  197. How many rejections on fulls would one accept before they try to "fix" their manuscript?
  198. Not really a rejection, but...
  199. The obscure author question
  200. Let's be Luddites
  201. Reply to a rejection with a nice note? Or simply let it rest there?
  202. Lemonade
  203. My BABY!!! Camino Rejection, Camino Hopeful.
  204. Don't Let Rejection Statistics Get You Down
  205. My First Rejection
  206. Minimum Length of Young Adult Comedy
  207. What cliques mean for a midlist writer (ie: I'm sick of it all)
  208. It's really hard to feel like continuing
  209. Well, hell.
  210. Agent Response Time + Current Agent Rejecting MS
  211. Novel: Humor and Foul Language
  212. All writers feel like this sometimes... right? (Intimidated newbie feeling intimidated!)
  213. I Come Bearing Impotant Formatting Advice!T
  214. The great re-write nightmare
  215. Where do I start?
  216. Why I Gave Up Writing Fiction Books
  217. How to get through rejection after rejection?
  218. misery and frustration!!!
  219. All right, someone please convince me not to quit.
  220. Everyone loves it; no one wants it
  221. Shameless appeal for motivation for that last pre-sub revision
  222. Agented, published, and no career
  223. When you know it's coming
  224. Smokin'
  225. Fastest Rejection
  226. My First Rejection...
  227. My first 'no'
  228. First two rejections in the bag
  229. What's the longest you've had to work on queries before one succeeds?
  230. Paralyzed with anxiety
  231. Managing anxiety and depression
  232. Spent >10 yrs writing a book, now it's getting rejected
  233. First Rejection, What's step 2?
  234. Checked One off the Bucket List
  235. persevering vs. changing things up
  236. Is this a form rejection? Or should I be somewhat inspired?
  237. When to stop?
  238. Is this a form letter?
  239. Other Ways of Passing the Time?
  240. Iím quitting writing
  241. Rejection and NEW STUFF (Accountabilibuddies)
  242. Strike out, try again even harder with enthusiasm!
  243. So close but no cigar.
  244. This philosophy professor shows how academic publishing is broken too
  245. So, is it cool that I submit different manuscripts to same Literary agent?
  246. Which route to take?
  247. My husband's getting in my head
  248. Rejected from 5 MFA Programs (All of them)
  249. I Don't Know How Much Longer I Can Do This
  250. Do requests for partials or fulls generally come quickly?