I got my first taste of rejection as a writer recently.  I had submitted a (very) short story (the word limit was 400 to 500 words) for the CBC True Winter Tales contest.  I really wasn’t expecting too much, since it would have been the first writing contest I had ever entered – but I was still a little disappointed not to see my name when the short list of the top 15 stories was announced.  Not disappointed enough to cry over it, mind you.  I took a look at the submissions that did make the cut and they were all very good.  It was a reminder to me that pursuing writing will not be easy, but it will be a worthwhile journey where I will be constantly learning and growing.  I will be a lifelong student – without the tuition fees 🙂

Congratulations to Katrina Johnston from Victoria, B.C who was the winner of this contest with her submission, Girls Versus Janitor.

For those that are interested, I found this recent post about handling rejection as a writer.

Is there anyone out there who would like to share their story of overcoming rejection?  We all know that even successful writers have to deal with it from time to time…