Writers Rejected

Here’s another one of those “famous authors who get rejected” articles. I love this kind of thing and it never gets old for me. (I wonder why?)

Note: I have actually been told “no thank you” by two publishers. But it feels like more. Insert Native American tear here.

Everyone knows about J.K. Rowling and the many rejections she faced (kids won’t read a book that long!). She went on to sell several copies of long books that several children read for fun. True story. William Shakespeare was actually killed by 17 publishers before finally never being accepted, but went on to win five Oscars for “Best Good Written Thing.”

Here’s a favorite from the article…

“And Rudyard Kipling just kept on scribbling after being informed by an editor at the San Francisco Examiner newspaper that he could not publish one of his stories.

‘I’m sorry, Mr Kipling, but you just don’t know how to use the English language.'”

I guess it’s “Never give up” and all that. Or do…ya know, whatever. One reason I want to be the best author to have ever lived is that my eyebrows are getting kinda crazy and I love staring off at something amazing that I’m really thinking of in my mind because of where I’m such an imaginative writer who is going balder and balder.

HT: Brandywine Books


  1. Him being dead and all (I think), I feel comfortable saying that Rudyard Kipling had no idea how to end a story. And I’ve read several of them. And yet, he’s one of my favorite authors.

    On to another subject… ya know, Sam, you can weedwhack those eyebrows and save the clippings in a little bag and then send them off to have a custom-made dome cover. People do that kind of thing all the time. See here- http://www.bbkirk.com/webglimpse-1.6.edu/dog%20hat%20&%20scarf%20closse%20up.jpg

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