And if you get this note on your rejection slip, send them more work and within the next two months of receiving the note. No later. I mean it. You have permission to respond quickly and professionally. And no one thinks anything bad of you. Promise.
Submit Like A Man: How Women Writers Can Become More Successful
Kelli Russell Agodon

Oh my god, thank you! It’s actually oddly validating to realise that I’m not the only woman that thinks this way, and that it’s not the “reality” — it is something that I can overcome.

This is now on my “to do” list. I keep a spreadsheet that tracks submissions and upcoming deadlines (calls for submissions that are time-sensitive) etc. I have a column for “response” (accept, reject, resubmit, no response) — I’m adding an extra one right next to it for “if resubmit, by X date” (X date being max 2 months out).

This has really helped me. Thank you so much!!