Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hope for aspiring authors!

These are supposedly honest-to-god rejection letters received by the authors.

"I am most disturbed at the thought that the writer has asked that this be published. I can see no possible cause that could be served by its publication. I recommend that it be buried under a stone for a thousand years."

"The girl does not, it seems to me, have a special perception on feeling which would lift that book above the curiosity level."

"It is impossible to sell animal stories in the U.S.A."

7 comments:

David Barber said...

They're great! :-)

Deka Black said...

The second one is unbelievable! Rejected? Who was the moron?

David Cranmer said...

"It is impossible to sell animal stories in the U.S.A."

As they say: "that's priceless."

Richard R. said...

Proving the value of hindsight.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Far kinder than the one I got from Soho.

Oscar said...

I guess I shouldn't feel too bad then.

Kenneth Mark Hoover said...

Just goes to show you editors aren't geniuses...even though many of them have aspirations of being such.