#ShareYourRejections 82 rejection letters before a publisher finally said yes. Rejected 5 or 6 times by the Arts Council for one of their writing bursaries. Noughts & Crosses rejected for a literary award cos 'it would've shown more insight if a white author had written it.'!— Malorie Blackman (@malorieblackman) August 16, 2018
I was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as a child. Told by teachers that I would never graduate high school or have a job, told by peers to my face to kill myself. I now have my own consulting company and travel around the world talking about autism. #ShareYourRejections— Amy Gravino (@AmyGravino) August 17, 2018
I wrote a poem for my boyfriend. Several years after I married him, he told me a story of an old girlfriend who’d written him a terrible poem & laughed at how bad it was. He didn’t remember the poem was from me. Rejection form letter from an agent? Bring it! #ShareYourRejections— Lillian Blaire 🌈 (@LillianBlaire) August 16, 2018
Sorry but I can’t do #ShareYourRejections. Being an actor is around 99% rejection. Even when you don’t know you’re being rejected, somebody, somewhere is rejecting you. Nor do I have an “And look at me now!” glow-up. I’m still here, just grafting. As you were.— Tanya Moodie (@tanyamoodie) August 17, 2018
I was rejected from drama schools at 18 & again at 22. I’ve been rejected from jobs that I didn’t think my career would survive without. For my looks, disability, accent, & much more. I was told I would never work in a musical. It just made me fight harder. #ShareYourRejections— Beth Hinton-Lever (@BethHintonLever) August 18, 2018
#ShareYourRejections— sarahaswell (@sarahaswell) August 17, 2018
Once I got a standard rejection from a dream publication.
Then, A YEAR LATER, the editor wrote me: "I still think about your story, is there any way you could resent it?"
So I resent it!
He wrote back and said, "Oh, now I remember why we rejected it."