Ann Emmert Abbott
Even better, the title of The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:
Being not selected for graduate school is not the same as receiving a rejection for a submission to a publication. Why are you letting it affect your writing? Abandon the story you wrote for the application and apply yourself to a fresh piece of writing. Give yourself permission to make mistakes (you’re human, right?).
You might want to sign up for my weekly *free* one minute motivational messages. This week it is about “paying your dues,” which includes learning to cope with rejections. The sign up form is at the top of my blog’s home page (see link below for A Writer’s Edge).