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Looking for lovable losers

When trying to get published, many writers become familiar with the old adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But if that doesn’t work, maybe they should try The Rejected Fiction Writing Contest.

The contest, being held by The Rejected Quarterly (“First in the field of rejection since 1998”), only accepts work that has been rejected at least five times. The submissions require proof of rejection – so no trying to sneak in something that only two publishers have turned down, you haven’t suffered enough.

The contest offers a cash prize, but the real reward is that ever-elusive goal of publication. The top three stories will be published in the magazine. Fingers-crossed, sixth-time’s the charm.

(Thanks for the tip, Bookninja)