Last September, I read an article about why you should aim for 100 rejections a year (click here to read a previous post that I wrote about it). If you submit that many times to different publications and writing residencies, then you will get a lot of rejections but it will also increase your chances of getting accepted. I was only able to submit to 4 such opportunities and I got rejected in all of them. Somehow though, it felt really good because I’m finally trying to get my work out there. One said that I should send them another piece. This year, I plan to complete that 100 submissions, and to help me do that, I customized a page in my planner.
Planners usually start with a few useless pages which lists airport abbreviations, maps, world information, and even things like birthstones and flowers. So I decided to paste stationary papers over two of those pages, then on top of the pages I wrote “Submitted”, and then I wrote down 1 to 100. In this way, whenever I open my planner, I will see this list and remember that I have to submit.
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