Well, I have to say that I could not be happier with the coincidence of who the 50th rejection letter has come from: failbetter.com sadly "enjoyed it, but don't feel it's quite right" for their site. For a magazine with a tagline of Samuel Beckett's infamous words, "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better," to be my 50th failure is really perfect. I get a big frosty beer after work tonight. Yes, I do.
Congratulations to me and all of us who have received 50 or 150 or 1050 rejections and keep working. Bravo. My condolences.