REJECT is an on-going anthology to showcase work rejected by publishers or small presses. Its intention is initiate a conversation which addresses the standard practice of Rejection as an default attitude to submissions.  Literary history is shaped by the ways in which mainstream, traditional publishing practice of Rejection as an implicit part of the ‘acceptance’ process undermines itself by the sheer number of  rejected works which have become towering and iconic literary reference points of quality, ingenuity and originality.

Artistry is still beset by this undermining practice and L I T E R A T I   M A G A Z I N E believes it is time to bring this conversation out into the public domain.  At no point does this collection seek to shame or to deny the general rule that the value in rejecting work is one of good faith and qualitative gate-keeping and that authors and artists learn from being rejected. This is not what this collection debates. This collection seeks to showcase the diversity and originality of artistic and literary endeavour, regardless how far against the conventional grain. We have invited artists, writers and performers to engage in conversations about Rejection to explore both its benefits and negative impact.

Mostly it is to de-shame and in so doing, speak to the value of imagination rather than conformity.



L I T E R A T I   M A G A Z I N E


acknowledges and expresses its gratitude

to all those who braved contributing

and we salute your courage.

T H A N K   Y O U


               Jo Sweeting Sculptor  /  Himangi Shekhawat  Fiction & Poetry             

Stephanie L. Harper  Poetry  /  D. E. Fulford  Poetry Z D Dicks  Poetry

Samuel Snoek-Brown  Fiction  Paul Attmere Fiction  AJ Ashworth  LEATHER

Jasmina Kuenzli Fiction  /  Liz McGrath  Poetry  / Philippa Holloway  No Blue Skies.

More coming soon . . .









©Literati Magazine 1999-2020 All rights reserved.