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Reasons for Rejection and What You Can Do About It for Artists

Karen Atkinson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

Whether you are asking for a show, a pot of money, an in-kind donation, a fellowship or a residency, a few thoughtful considerations will go a long way towards less rejection.

Why Are We Hooked On Rejection?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Throughout our lives, we are psychologically formed by our experience. All of our old and familiar experiences have shaped the way we see ourselves and the world around us.

Weighing The Cost Of College

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.14.2012 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio One day last year I skipped school to wait for acceptances from colleges. It was the fina...

4 Ways To Get Through Rejection

ForbesWoman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Women

Passed over for a job. Disqualified for a bank loan. Turned down for a date. Rejection happens to the best of us on occasion. Yes, even those of us wh...

Are You a "Real" Writer?

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 01.11.2012 | Books
Eliezer Sobel

Writers learn early on that there are actually many people out there, incomprehensible as it may seem, who simply do not enjoy reading our work. (We p...

'If I'm Perfect, No One Will Reject Me' -- Healing Perfectionism

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you believe that being "perfect" gives you control over how people feel about you?" If you do, then you are coming from three big false beliefs that are causing you much unhappiness.

You Lie More Often Than You Think (And What To Do About It)

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Many people are challenged in their ability to be honest when it comes to saying what they really think to others. They are conflicted between what they really think, and their desire to not risk disapproval.

What Our Three-Year-Old's Broken Heart Taught Us About Parenting Him

James M. Chesbro | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

As he asked again, "Dad, how come she won't talk to me?" What I heard him really asking me was: How could someone not like me? How do I deal with rejection?

Numbers In Literary Publishing: You Have One Sentence

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Big rejection numbers in publishing are not important. Big numbers in general are not important. No, the number to worry about is one. One. That's how many sentences you have to impress an agent or editor.

Writer Fakes Kidnapping To Promote New Book

The News & Advance | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books

For anyone hoping to become a successful novelist these days, writing the novel is only the beginning. Getting it published just a step in the right d...

Rejected Recently? Read This And Regain Your Power

Mastin Kipp | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Mastin Kipp

As someone who has experienced rejection many times, I've figured out something. It's only truly rejection if you own the rejection. Rejection, at its core, is you rejecting yourself.

5 Scientific Reasons Why Breakups Are Devastating

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

Rejection from a breakup feels heartbreaking and overwhelming because, physiologically, it is.

Ethics For Artists

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

With every artist rushing to the top, and with only so many slots to fill, ethics often get overlooked. Here are some things I see often, and want artists to consider when deciding how to proceed.

On Facebook Rejection, Loving and Grieving

Emily Farache | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Emily Farache

Facebook, the social networking site where voyeurism reigns supreme, wasn't where I thought the last living link to my father would reject me.

You Are Not Uniquely Disturbed

Ronit Herzfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronit Herzfeld

We're all walking around under a collective illusion, like some kind of cosmic practical joke, where each person thinks everyone else has it together, but nobody really does.

A Problem All Artists Face: Dealing with Rejection

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Rejections do mount up, particularly in the early years of an artist's career, and a growing number of artists attempt to look at them in a positive light.

For the Love of Writing -- Not Publication

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Why are we all in such a rush to be published? It's a question I ask myself a lot. Are we spilling out words like joyless automatons, publication, publication, publication the only thought in our heads?

Fifty First (J)Dates: How To Say No, Part II

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

The key question is, should you just ignore said NJB (Nice Jewish Boy) or address the fact you don't really want to go out with him head on?

Rejection Rebound

The Outlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Your communiqué, however, did leave me with a few concerns. You write, "We have decided your submission is not a match for us at this time." I assume...

My Money's Just Not That Into You

Nancy Lublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nancy Lublin

I've been waiting for a returned phone call from a potential corporate partner for the past five weeks. I've created tips for making break-ups and rejections -- in business -- easier.

Petraeus' Vow to Protect Soldiers: A True Commitment or Empty Promise?

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Since 2001, over 22,600 soldiers have been pressed into signing such documents, affirming a pre-existing condition, making them ineligible for disability benefits, saving the military billions of dollars.

'Other People's Rejection Letters': 9 More Of The Craziest Rejection Letters (PHOTOS, POLL)

Bill Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bill Shapiro

Over the last few years, I've been collecting other people's rejection letters (more than 700, in fact) for my new book, and every person who lent me a letter was glad they'd held on to it.

Peace: P.E.A.C.E.

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Maybe it's time we started associating pleasure with peace? I think so.

'Other People's Rejection Letters': 8 Of The Craziest Rejection Letters (PHOTOS, POLL)

Bill Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bill Shapiro

I'd wager that more rejection letters are being received in this country than at any time in its 234-year history -- rejections for big jobs and lowly internships, for mortgages and small business loans.

Can You Survive Being Published?

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

I highly recommend reading Publish Your Nonfiction Book to any writer of nonfiction looking to get published for the first time as well as those authors preparing for a second or even third book.