Cover Photo: This is a photograph of a person's face. They are resting their head on their hand and look dejected. They are in the dark but their face is lit by a blueish light that suggests they are looking at a computer screen.
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How to Be a Writer When You’re Highly Sensitive to Rejection

Throughout my writing journey, I’ve been working hard to cope with the inevitability of rejection in ways that work for me. I hope that what I’ve learned can help others.

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Aisling Walsh (she/her) is a queer and neurodivergent writer based between Ireland and Guatemala. Her work has been featured in Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Refinery29, Litro, and Barren, among others. She writes about film and neurodivergence at