Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sadism at the New Yorker


Why was I in this sadistic rejection-loving relationship with Field Maloney, junior editor at the New Yorker, for so many years? In retrospect, it seems clear that he was saying,"No chance in hell," but I kept hearing, "Maybe a chance. Maybe hell."

4 comments:

BlondebutBright said...

Great blog - although I'm not sure what it's going to do for my motivation to submit! At this point I think it's good to be aware of all the different ways of being rejected. Then, you know, it won't be such a horrible surprise.

Writer, Rejected said...

I hope there will be a change in the tide one day, and then this will be an inspirational blog. They will say, Everyone who rejected Writer, Rejected only spurred her success! Or else maybe we should start a writer's revolution and destroy the rejecting class?

BlondebutBright said...

Writer's revolution - hmmmm. I think, in a way, that's what we're doing by blogging! :)

Writer, Rejected said...

Hmm...yes, you've got a point there.