Writers and actors took to Twitter to share some of their most awkward – but ultimately fulfilling rejection stories.
And Mark Leidner’s one takes the cake.
I once rejected my own short story from a magazine I was guest editing,’ he writes. ‘The magazine had a blind submission police, and I didn’t recognise the story as my own and forgot I’d submitted it months before I was asked to guest edit the issue.
The author proceeded to screenshot several passage and post them online ‘in an attempt to shame the author.’
Posting the screen shots made me feel confident in my writing and that I was smarter than the entitled fuckface who… https://t.co/gSwfJczG8M