< Mary Heaney Margreiter | GRAFFITI SPECIAL

Oh, no, not again. Another rejection!

"We are sorry to inform you that despite the excellent content, the quality of your English does not meet our standard." Sounds familiar, huh?

By now, your frustration is growing by the day. In fact, you're so desperate to get it printed that you've decided to take matters into your own hands. Tonight. By dawn your story will be the talk of the town. Everyone will know what you've known all along: you're a born writer! The evidence will be undeniable. Your story will be on everyone's lips, because it's scrawled across every storefront, park bench, highway divider and trash can in sight. There's not an empty wall in town.

Well, that's one way to see yourself in print. The other way is to send your manuscript to me for a fix. That way you'll be more than just a hometown legend.