Why live anywhere else?

Why live anywhere else?
Trackside Shrubbery

Where I collect rejections from publishers and the stories they rejected

In order to succeed, I must be prepared to fail as often as necessary to achieve success. Here, I aim to publish 100 rejections from publishers in the order I receive them together with the stories that were rejected.

To be good at one's vocation, one must simply avoid being bad.
To be great, one must purposely aim for awful.

Get up once more than you fall.
Put your ideas into action.

This is near to a way.

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Dear Bulent,

Thank you very much for letting us see "Life on Mars."  We appreciate your taking the time to send it in for our consideration.  Although it does not suit the needs of the magazine at this time, we wish you luck with placing it elsewhere.

Please excuse this form letter.  The volume of work has unfortunately made it impossible for us to respond to each submission individually, much as we’d like to do so.


Sheila Williams, Editor
Asimov’s Science Fiction

[Author's note: Asimov's is arguably the best sci-fi magazine in existence so you'll excuse me if I keep trying all my material with them first. Buy a copy, worth more than your average trade paperback these days.]