Examples of Famous Writers Rejected: Vonnegut, Plath, Nabokov, Kerouac, etc.

I suppose some of the stories found in The Atlantic article, “Famous Authors’ Harshest Rejection Letters,” are understandable: new writers take different highways to get where they’re going.  Readers aren’t always willing to go along for the ride.  Still, there are lessons to be found.  Chiefly, just because one person, one editor (Gone with the Wind, 38 rejections; A Wrinkle in Time, 29 rejections; etc) doesn’t like your work, it doesn’t mean the work is necessarily bad.


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