Famous authors, their writings and their rejection letters.

Sylvia Plath : There certainly isn’t enough genuine talent for us to take notice. Rudyard Kipling : I’m sorry Mr. Kipling, but you just don’t know how to use the English language. Emily Dickinson : [Your poems] are quite as remarkable for defects as for beauties and are generally devoid of true poetical qualities. Ernest Hemingway (on The Torrents of Spring ): It would be extremely rotten taste, to say nothing of being horribly cruel, should we want to publish it. Dr. Seuss : Too different from other juveniles on the market to warrant its selling. The Diary of Anne Frank : The girl doesn’t, it seems to me, have a special perception or feeling which would lift that book above the ‘curiosity’ level. Richard Bach (on Jonathan Livingston Seagull ): will never make it as a paperback . (Over 7.25 million copies sold) H.G. Wells (on The War of the Worlds ): An endless nightmare. I do not believe it would “take”…I think the verdict would be ‘Oh don’t read that horrid book’. And (on The Time Machine ): It is not interesting enough for the general reader and not thorough enough for the scientific reader. Edgar Allan […]

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