Monday, March 26, 2012

Cool Snap

I won't call it a cold snap, as it's really not that bad out there, the 40s, but the furnace did come back on, so I'll call it a cool snap.

And it's not really a Blue Monday, either, but I did get a rejection in the mail today. I got an acceptance, too, so I am not at all blue, but it reminded me that it's probably time to tally up the tally in the 100 Rejections project several of us are doing.

Since the start of this year, I've sent out 19 packets, had 6 acceptances, and 3 rejections, which looks top heavy in a good way. Back up to September 1, 2011, when the project started, though, and it tips back the other way: 64 sent, 19 accepted, 28 rejected. Sigh...the more typical ratio. Still, not bad!

Today's rejection is a good motivator to get things back out there. I've had a busy couple of months, and the submitting slowed down while other activities held steady or increased. So, time to find the right homes for some lonely strays.

Audrey Hepburn is cool! Love in the Afternoon. And another rose from my daughter.


Maureen said...

I don't think I've ever seen this particular photo of Audrey Hepburn (I used to watch any movie she was in).

Congratulations on that acceptance. Thank you, also, for your note on today's post about Juan Felipe Herrera, an amazingly prolific poet whom Hannah has heard read (lucky!).

Kathleen said...

She looks sort of like a dark-haired Shirley Jones in this one.

Carol Berg said...

Congrats on the acceptance! And it's always somehow surprising and informative for us novice poets to hear someone more established getting rejected as well. So keep on submitting!!! And good luck!

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Carol. I'm not a member of "the establishment," and I'm old enough to be suspicious of it! Heh heh. For me, it's all about the poetry. And each poem. Nothing else matters.

Kathleen said...

Well, kindness. Yes. Kindness matters, love, the real stuff. But the poetry is about that. Often the establishment isn't!

seana graham said...

It's interesting that you and Martha Silano and Book of Kells all seem to be touching on the theme of rejection today.

Don't worry, National Poetry month is coming just in time to rev you all up!

SarahJane said...

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks for the update on your project. To get a hundred rejections, you'd have to send at least 100 submissions. I don't know if I could even do that! Congrats on the acceptance.
happy spring

Molly said...

Congrats on all those acceptances. I love the idea of the 100 rejections project -- might have to try that myself.

Kathleen said...

Sometimes I say, "Rejection, rejection, rejection" with the tones of Amanda Wingfield saying, "Deception, deception, deception" because it's wacky fun and makes me laugh. At myself. Not at Laura of the glass menagerie. Um, I actually have a glass menagerie.