In the April 2008 The Writer magazine, author Tom Miller Juvik wrote the article, "Build an Effective Strategy for Short Stories." There were many tidbits of information I circled and starred, and I enjoyed his honest and lighthearted tone. One section I especially liked deals with rejection letters from potential publishers. He said that in order to turn rejection into success, it is important to "understand that there are four main reasons why a story fails to make the cut:
- It might not be good.
- It could use more work before it is ready for publication.
- It doesn't fit the needs of the publication.
- The editor is out of his gourd."