On The Review Review’s website, One Story author Laura Van Den Berg writes about rejection and discipline in the process of submitting to literary magazines. Many of her points are helpful for any new writer to learn and helpful for any writer to remember. The process of submitting stories to literary magazines is frustrating at best, mud-and-fist-throwing maddening at worst. It’s important for writers to remember we’re not alone. Up a creek in the same boat, yes, and none of us have paddles, maybe, but not alone.