Gulf Coast’s blog has a great bit of advice/pep talking for submitting one’s work. (Oh! How timely!)
Submit so that your work might be worked on by dedicated editors, dedicated editors who might respond generously and ingeniously with ideas that can teach you about your work.
Submit so that readers might read your work alongside the work of other writers.
Submit so that your work might be in conversation with the work of other writers.
Submit, above all, so that you might be productively humbled by rejection.
Submit, above all, so that you might be productively humbled by acceptance.
I am going to try to stick some extra padding on my delicate writer skin, ovary up and submit some things. I might take the month of March to prepare myself. (It’s my birthday month! Nobody wants to be rejected during their birthday month!)