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By Mad_Is_On, Brooklyn, NY

”Rejected” by Rachel C describes a process that is all too familiar for a number of us. As the title states, being denied can be a banal experience, but you can always be proactive and make the best out of your burdensome situation.

In her short recollection, Rachel believes that she has “failed again” after her seemingly exceptional writing for a contest granted her nothing but a denying form letter. She goes through the basic steps after seeing the dreaded e-mail; pretending it wasn’t there, not understanding why she wasn’t chosen, anger and abuse on her poor computer, and then starting on another idea. The part that left me surprised was when she printed out her losing contest submission and placed it with the pieces of work that she liked.

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