Unfortunately, we don't have the space to publish everything that is submitted to us. And to be honest, we wouldn't necessarily want to. The beauty of a lit mag is that it's carefully curated, and while that curation is inherently subjective to the editors, the finished product is a beautiful compilation of everything that fit for that particular issue.
As an artist and writer myself, I understand how awful it is to open up a submission decision email just to find out that my work wasn't accepted. But I don't take them personally, and I do my best to not let them make me feel like any less of a writer. That's not to say that I don't struggle with feeling a little dejected after a rejection, but I have learned that rejections make me a much better writer. If you ever have any questions as to why your work wasn't published with Apricity, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to have that conversation with you.
Thank you again to everyone who has submitted! We can't wait to see what Issue 4 has in store for us.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief