Rejection in any form is painful.
First, I submitted 2 prints to SMC Annual Student Photoshow and both were returned. I will attach both of these prints as soon as I get them scanned, but both are color slides processed as negative film, and printed on Kodak metallic paper.
Second, one of the photography online sites I recently joined, rejected two other prints. These are scanned slides that came out blue due to cross processing. Also both were underdeveloped to produce saturated colors.
Third, I have signed a space for a photo shoot today. Equipment, checked. Makeup artist, confirmed. Lighting partner, available. But no model. I have scouted through friends, MM and CL, with no response. And I am in Los Angeles. Ok, this might not be rejection but I just had to add it here.
My current instructor told us that we will be facing more rejection than success. Arrghhh!!!