Website Lets You Send Rejections To Yourself. But, Why?

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Fake rejection letter website

via Galleycat

Behold The Rejection Generator Project, a website at which you can enter your e-mail address, and you are sent a generic, cheeky rejection letter. 

Here is the point of the project, as explained by the creators at The Stoneslide Corrective e-magazine.

The Rejection Generator rejects writers before an editor looks at a submission. Inspired by psychological research showing that after people experience pain they are less afraid of it in the future, The Rejection Generator helps writers take the pain out of rejection.

What do you think, LitReactors?

Is this an effective tool for helping writers gird their loins for rejection? 

Or is it indicative of everything wrong in the writing profession today, wherein the internet has given us countless tools through which we procrastinate and create pointless kitsch that is ultimately meaningless, when what we really should be doing is concentrating on the craft of writing

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jennydecki's picture
jennydecki from Chicagoland is reading The Foreigners April 20, 2012 - 2:41pm

In the same amount of time I could do a shot of tequila and feel much better about the whole thing. Unless psychologists come out and say masturbation and sex are the same thing there will always be a signifigant difference between doin' it yourself and getting it done to you.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer April 20, 2012 - 2:57pm

I get enough rejections without having to be rejected by myself. Knowing you are going to be rejected when you press a button isn't the same as having someone else say your work "isn't quite right" for them.

Nick's picture
Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day April 20, 2012 - 3:00pm

... a rejection letter means someone at least looked at your work.  That should be taken as encouragement to a new writer. End of story.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 20, 2012 - 3:42pm

I prefer real rejection in person.

Richard's picture
Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 20, 2012 - 4:18pm

that's all nice in theory, but really, you could get your own real worl rejection in about a week. maybe a month tops. it's a novelty, and something for people that obviously haven't sent out their work at ALL. <shrugs>

Dwayne's picture
Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 20, 2012 - 4:27pm

I just wish I'd thought of it, bet the guy who owns it makes enough to have more free time to write.

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J.S. Wright from Milwaukee is reading Black Spring April 23, 2012 - 5:16am

Just another example of something almost being a good idea.

Dan's picture
Dan from Santa Monica, CA is reading Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk April 23, 2012 - 1:20pm
Richard's picture
Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 23, 2012 - 5:46pm

^damn, that's cold :-)