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Famous Authors' Rejections

BAD NEWS FAMOUS AUTHOR REJECTIONS #NEVERGIVEUP | INFOGRAPHIC TIME TO WAIT BEFORE GETTING PUBLISHED JUDY BLUME GERTRUDE STEIN AGATHA CHRISTIE 2 YEARS 22 YEARS 4 YEARS # of rejections before publishing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling 12 times Carrie by Stephen King 30 times 38 times Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 15 times Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl 20 times Lord of the Flies by William Golding 22 times Dubliners by James Joyce THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT MONEY TO SPEND MARCEL PROUST C.K. SCOTT HONCRIEFF BEATRIX POTTER FWARNE & CI Beatrix Potter had to Marcel Proust had to publish The Tale of pay for the publication Peter Rabbit herself of the first volume REJECTION LETTERS ON THE ROAD, LOLITA, VLADIMIR NABOKOV CATCH-22, JOSEPH HELLER JACK KEROUAC "... this is a badly "I recommend that it be "I haven't the foggiest misdirected talent and ... buried under a stone for a idea about what the man this huge sprawling and thousand years. is trying to say. "I don't imagine so in which Apparently the author intends it to be funny." inconclusive novel would probably have small sales and sardonic indignant reviews from every side." case we will keep it for our blank department. But let me know. I wonder if any publisher will buy it." THE MOST REJECTED AUTHOR IN HISTORY DICK WIMMER He received 160+ rejections over 25 years! He spent a quarter of a century being told "no." Finally, his novel Irish Wine (Mercury House, #hope #persistence #neverstoptrying 1989) was published to positive reviews. The New York Times called it a "taut, finely written, exhaustingly exuberant first novel." RESOURCES: http://writersrelief.com/blog/2011/07/famous-author-rejection-letters/ http://www.litrejections.com/best-sellers-initially-rejected/ http://flavorwire.com/232203/famous-authors-harshest-rejection-letters http://writersrelihttp://www.buzzfeed.com/stmartinspress/20-brilliant- authors-whose-work-was-initially-reje-7rut#.ssYWkpd0V GREATED BY: Galaxy ESSAY.COM www.galaxyessay.com %24

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