The Power of Rejection: How We Get Past the Angst and Improve Our Odds for Future Submissions

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As writers we tend to fixate on one goal, getting published. Rejection can feel like a stumbling block, something to avoid at all costs. But here’s the thing: You are going to be rejected throughout your career. Rejection is part of the process, whether you are struggling to connect with an agent or shopping around your tenth novel. And, with the right mindset, you can use rejection to help shape your career.

Panelists: Kheryn Callender, Author, Hurricane Child and This is Kind of an Epic Love Story; Kristopher Jansma, Author, Why We Came to the City; Alanna Okun, Author, The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater; Anna Qu, Author & Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop Instructor; Kitty Zeldis, Author, Not Our Kind

Moderator: Saba Sulaiman, Agent, Talcott Notch Literary Services