So you've followed the submission guidelines, sent your packet off, and waited patiently for what seems like forever. Finally, the fateful day arrives when you go to your mailbox and see the self-addressed stamped envelope you so long ago sent with your manuscript. Inside lies the answer. Will you be published? If not, are you prepared for rejection? Have you made sure that trusted readers have praised your work, and given you confidence, or is your self-esteem riding on this one editor's response?