By Anonymous - 2/8/2016 14:42 - Germany - Berlin
Today, I excitedly told my brother I submitted a short story for a competition for the first time ever. His reply? "Congrats. I guess the first letter of rejection is a special occasion." Gee, thanks for that reality check. FML
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By  ElizaWy  |  25

As a novelist myself... that's sadly true. Stay in the craft, work hard, but know that rejection happens to some of the best writers and the most awesome short stories I've read *most* of the time, regardless of how good they are.

Best of luck!

By  jcash52426  |  5

If your brother read your story then he is entitled to his opinion. But he could have at least said it in a nicer way. If he didn't read your short story then tell him to eff off.