Authors typically struggle for years to get their work read and noticed. On this episode of Novel Concept, host Rachel Carter talks with author Matthew Di Paoli about struggling to get published and the years of rejection letters they both accumulated. Di Paoli was nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize and won the 2015 Prism Review Short Story Contest. He just had his first novel published with El Balazo books, called Killstanbul, and his work has appeared in CURA, Blue Penny Quarterly, Litro, and more.