Pursuant to a discussion on Twitter right now, I’ll mention here that I had about 150 rejections before I made my first pro sale, and currently have had over 1,200 in my career. (1,225 as of this week.) By contrast, I personally know at least two writers who made a pro sale with their first ever submittal.
If you’ve sold a pro story, how many rejections did you receive before that point?
If you haven’t sold a pro story yet, how many rejections have you received so far in your quest?
How many career rejections total?
I’m curious as to people’s experiences and views on this.