Samara O'Shea

No Irish Need Apply

Ah, the art of rejection. It takes a great wordsmith to say “Thanks but no thanks” or “Fuck off” with propriety and eloquence. It also takes a good sport to develop a sense of humor about being rejected. The mastermind behind Literary Rejections on Display has done just that. He was kind enough to stop by my site the other day and I gladly send you to his. Visit if you’re ever feeling professionally rejected and want to know you’re not alone, or if you happen to have a rejection letter that needs to be hung out to dry on the Internet, or you’re just scouring for the right words to blatantly reject someone with. Beware! If you hang out at Literary Rejections long enough you might start to think being rejected is cooler than being accepted. Case in point: I had completely forgotten about this rejection letter I received from The New Yorker a few years back. As a young college lassie I was foolish enough to send them some poetry. Now I proudly display the rejection I most certainly deserved (click on image to read).

New Yorker

I couldn’t have said it better myself!