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Ever since I started submitting fiction in late 2009, I've been printing up or filing all my rejection letters. Yes, just as you say, "like that weird old billionaire who stored his faeces in pickle jars." Yes, exactly like that!

Here they are. All 275 of them:

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acwise
Jun. 12th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
I see that as a pile of hard work and dedication. Good for you!
barry_king
Jun. 12th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
And yet, only one of them is from JUE.
asakiyume
Jun. 12th, 2013 01:50 am (UTC)
That is a huge number of submissions. You rock!
barry_king
Jun. 12th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
No, this is how I roll. ;)
bondo_ba
Jun. 12th, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
Hmm... I think if I did that, the weight of the printouts would collapse the building I live in.

Just sayin'
barry_king
Jun. 12th, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
In every day, in every way, we grow closer to the Schwarzschild radius.
bondo_ba
Jun. 12th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
That we do... fortunately for life in this part of the galaxy, I haven't printed mine out...
barry_king
Jun. 12th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
Hey, those electrons have mass.
peadarog
Jun. 12th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
A badge of courage...
barry_king
Jun. 12th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
I pity the slush readers. There's courage, and there's bloody-mindedness.
dean_italiano
Jun. 21st, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
I used to pin them to the wall, and frame the few acceptances overtop them. That got outta hand REAL fast. LOL!
barry_king
Jun. 22nd, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yep. I've got the first acceptance email tacked to the wall, kind of like the first dollar at a restaurant. But it stops there.
dean_italiano
Jun. 28th, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, it gets outta hand real fast. LOL! I have enough crap stapled to my walls already, actually. It's crazy. :P
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