I submitted my story Perspectives of Sand (formerly My Sandals) to Australian publisher Miscellaneous Press for their anthology of blog writing. I wasn’t too devastated with the rejection letter.
If anything, I was grateful for deciding to send only one story there and only having one story rejected. The other story I had considered sending in there, I subbed instead to Jon Strother’s Best of Friday Flash 2009. Had I done it the way I intended it – I might have missed out totally with both stories. Not sure when Jon will let us know who has been successful in getting into his anthology.
One thing I’ve learnt is that rejection doesn’t HAVE to mean that your story is no good or not wanted – it just simply hasn’t found its home yet.