Rejection is painful for anyone. And yes, it still happens to your mentors and department chairs. Read on for perspectives on managing the emotional fallout and using rejection to improve your work.

What to Do When Your Grant Is Rejected – Tips on handling the emotional fallout and ways to make positive changes in the next submission.

6 Ways to Deal With Rejection – From the “shadow CV” of all the rejections that went into one publication to rejection as a learning opportunity.

Picking Up the Pieces – Do’s and don’ts for moving forward after a manuscript is rejected.

How to Revise and Resubmit Without Losing Your Voice – “10 tips for crafting responsive revisions while remaining true to your basic intent in the face of self-doubt, structural changes and biased review comments.”

What’s Stopping You From Publishing? – Understand what’s reasonable to expect from an editor. Learn from them (they have a lot to teach about the field!). They can help you improve your rejected manuscript.

Learning From Rejections – Handling rejection from jobs, graduate programs, and internships.

Full Disclosure – How a workshop where students shared their failures led to more honest conversation in a graduate program.

Coping With Peer Rejection – Even Nobel winners get rejected.

Rejection Improves Eventual Impact of Manuscripts – So says a study of 80,000 biology papers. Maybe that rejection will propel your paper to greater heights.

More Resources from the Edge

Not that Kind of Letter: Tales of Rejection

Responding to Manuscript Reviews While Avoiding Cerebral Aneurysms

Fighting Rejection: Three Little Reviewers

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