“Wala akong piyesa!” This was my main excuse as to why I wasn’t submitting to literary publications. I still need to write something, I kept saying. A few days ago, a friend ask me where my Creative Writing thesis was, and when I said it was just somewhere, he suggested that I submit it to this journal. I was like, ack! But he was right, I should submit. I also realized that I have entire folders in my computer of stuff I’ve written. So marami akong piyesa, ayoko lang ipakita. Then I read this article Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year, and it made complete sense.
So now I’m submitting to different publications and sending out research proposals. I’m also revising the other things I’ve written so that I can send them out. What I haven’t done is submit one to the journal that my friend suggested. I guess it’s still easier to submit it to foreign journals and get rejected as opposed to the journals that I know about. Maybe it will get easier as I keep doing this.
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