For those who had never submitted a poem, the sense of accomplishment was terrific. We all had fun encouraging each other. Then I got to be the first to share the quickest rejection letter, actually email, from Three Penny Review,which I received within 24 hours of submission. I reminded everyone that Portland Review rejected a poem from me in March of 2011 and then apparently reconsidered and accepted it in August. So "no" may not even mean "no."
Notes of the Questions and Answers from the workshop are posted under Teaching and Workshops.
Feel free to add your own rejection stories to this blog. It helps to have a sense of humor and to truly believe that "no isn't personal."