Tis the season for artists entering juried shows and waiting for THE ANSWER whether we're IN the show or NOT. I think the most often used word these days is "Declined" instead of rejected as it was in the past. I listened to an Art Biz Blog interview with Mark McGuiness who talks quite a bit about this topic. He wrote a book and has a great blog with lots of free information.
Check it out and you'll know why you want to be a tall poppy!