"Fiction is the purest art. Commercial fiction is the butter, the darkest chocolate, and the finest malt. That's why we are so addicted to it."--Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli
Wow, that's incredible! Just goes to show rejection is everywhere and nobody's immune. :)
Yeah, yeah. Y'all are just trying to save your street cred after being sweet yesterday.
The rejection is one thing. Was that the best typewriter they could find?
I suspect you two are related.
Just goes to show that everyone has gone through this rejection process!!! My dream is to one day...maybe 5, 10, 15 years from now have people laugh at the rejection letters I've gotten!!
Wow! Even the best experience rejection. I love to hear of stories like this, keeps me motivated on those days I've recieved a few, "Sorry I cannot represent your work" letters.
Poor Andy. I feel his pain. :))
Thanks, Janet. I needed the pick-me-up this afternoon.
Who's Andy Warhol? What did he write? Are there Cliff's Notes?
I want to become an assistant to a literary agent... how does one do so?
Was that the same committee that told Picasso to take a hike?
After all the years of trying to sell stuff I never thought to just give it away. Now I have to go look up the Shoe.
Hey, it wasn't a form letter. I'm sure Andy felt good about that??? I always am.
Talk about rejections...No Thanks, Mr. Nabokov:In the summer of 1950, Alfred A. Knopf Inc. turned down the English-language rights to a Dutch manuscript after receiving a particularly harsh reader’s report. The work was “very dull,” the reader insisted, “a dreary record of typical family bickering, petty annoyances and adolescent emotions.” Sales would be small because the main characters were neither familiar to Americans nor especially appealing. “Even if the work had come to light five years ago, when the subject was timely,” the reader wrote, “I don’t see that there would have been a chance for it.” Knopf wasn’t alone. “The Diary of a Young Girl,” by Anne Frank, would be rejected by 15 others before Doubleday published it in 1952. More than 30 million copies are currently in print, making it one of the best-selling books in history....
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