You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
Dealing with rejection and frustration is a key part of the writer’s skillset. If you start taking rejection personally you will struggle to sustain any kind of momentum. As a poetry editor myself I appreciate that is not always possible to take exceptional work. There are times when you are inundated with quality, and times when a poem, regardless of quality, is not a good fit for the issue.
Its always wise to appreciate publication and never take it for granted. With that in mind I am delighted to have work in the forthcoming summer edition of ‘New Madrid’ and in the 10th edition of ‘In Flight’literary magazine..let’s hope the roll continues.