Writer, rejected kindly came over to comment on my post of the other day, The Book Depository on POD. Here’s the comment: "Thanks for the infor. POD certainly does bypass the long and nauseating period of getting a whole lot of rejections. Check out a humorous take on literary rejections at Literary Rejections on Display."
Never one to ignore good advice, I did just that. Here’s a sample post, Sour grapes of wrath: "Wow! An anonymous reader posted the following searing comment on my blog today: "Two words for you, my friend–sour grapes. Aren’t you just a little embarressed [sic] to put these up on your blog, removing your info (how convenient) but not the agent/editors?With your poor me attitude, if I were an agent, I wouldn’t touch yo [sic] with a ten foot barge pole. Grow up–you make other writers look bad. Getting published is hard. Whining, I guess, is easy." I haven’t been told off like this in a long time. Probably ever."
You can see (but if you are like me, not read very well) lots of rejection slips (which authors can send in if they like), posted by "a published, award-winning author of fiction and creative nonfiction–but whatever. In the eyes of many, I am still a literary reject. Remember this: someone out there will always say no."