I submit art work for exhibitions and shows and papers for conferences.
I am rejected as much as I am accepted.
It's not nice being rejected. I try not to let it get me down if I don't get into a show that I've paid money to submit a piece to, but I seldom apply to the same place again. I move on. The money for submission is an issue for me...but that's for another post.
If I get accepted, try not to gloat and feel too elated. Sometimes I go and see my work in the show and it's been hung badly or the show isn't what I expected and I get disappointed- almost as disappointed then, as I would be if I'd been rejected. (I know- there is no pleasing some people).
But I keep submitting work and I keep getting accepted and rejected and I follow the paths that the yeses & nos take me. It's an adventure!
This month has been an acceptance month and I have a cartoon in the Wrexham Open & I had a paper accepted for the Football Collective conference in Glasgow.
So I'm enjoying the highs...for now...
Quiet Defiance by Gayle Rogers (Wrexham Open 2018)