Wallpaper Cosmos

My walls are littered with rejection slips from the past ten years or so, and I'll sometimes just lay in bed staring blankly at them, as if they're a vast and empty space and I'm squinting because I lost my glasses and my telescope is broken...





















These were all rejections from print magazines, before most of them had online submissions managers. That's how long ago a lot of this was. Imagine what my email account looks like...

And now for the very minuscule galaxy of acceptances...



8 comments:

Molly Gaudry said...

Insanity.

Eric Beeny said...

And this is only what my walls could accommodate. I also have a manila envelope full...

ben spivey said...

Interesting. I did that for about eight months before I took them down. Now I just throw them away and don't think twice. But ten years... I think that I'd be an alcoholic by then.

Eric Beeny said...

Hi, Ben. I was. I'll be sober 4 years this September...

ben spivey said...

Four years, congratulations man.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, Ben.

Ethel Rohan said...

Hi Eric,

Thanks so much for your honesty here, and for your kind words on my blog. It meant a lot, and I'm sending you back every best wish. Peace.

Eric Beeny said...

Hi Ethel, you're quite welcome. And thank you for your good wishes...