Reasons for Rejection: Take Heed!

First off, please indulge me--I would like to announce my FIRST sale… hoooraaaaay! Finally!

Oh, that felt grrreat!

Now onto the real topic.

I especially want to call the attention of newbies like me to not take for granted the reasons for rejection in your refused photos. I’m ashamed to admit that I am guilty of bypassing the links sometimes referenced in my rejected files thinking that I’ve seen them before or I kind of know what they’re talking about already.

Recently, however, to give answer to my “why’s” after a couple of my “sure balls” were… yes, rejected, I thought I’d take a moment to actually read the article completely, vice just browsing through it, as I did previously. In particular:

Boy, was it an eye opener! Items I never thought copyright-protected just might be. I have at least one other submission pending review that now I know will be rejected after reading this… and I am going to retract it! Will sure save the editor’s time and my AR from its further decline!

And yes, it’ll also be worth your while to read through the exchange of comments on the topic—lots of info there complementing the article.

Photo credits: Jennifer Pitiquen.

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congratulations :) wishing you many more sales


Congratulations for your first sale, and good luck with future uploads and sales!


Congrats on your first sale, and have many more in the future. :-) The thread you link at... yes I remember how much new I discovered from it last year, when just joined DT! ;-)


Congratulations on your first sale!!


Congrats on your first sale, and good luck with your future uploads.


Congrats and Good Luck!


Congratulations on your first sale! Yeah, there are a lot of good tips in DT message boards and blogs. This article under utilities also provides a lot of hints:


Welcome, newbie! I live in San Diego too and am looking forward to watching your portfolio grow. I'm sure you'll like it here!


Congratulation for your sale! Yes be careful about copy right stuff! Cheers ;)

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