I'm not sure how I took such a step back with Diagram. I was getting really encouraging notes. One of the editors recognized my name at AWP. Now: no love. This is the second flat-out rejection I have received.
I will not give up. I will also not say, "I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman." Because I'm pretty sure that's what they say in the Secret Deodorant commercials, and I refuse to embarrass myself in that way.