Catch-22 was rejected by multiple publishers. And Harry Potter also met with a few slammed doors.
From: Allan Guthrie <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, February 6, 2009 5:06:22 PM
Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Definition of Thriller
"If the book had a plot and structure, we might suggest shortening and
revisions, but it is so diffuse that I don't think this would be of any use.
My chief objection is that you don't have any story to tell."
--Rejection letter to William Faulkner
reputedly from Pushcart's Complete Rotten Reviews And Rejections:
http://www.amazon. com/Pushcarts- Complete- Rotten-Reviews- Rejections/ dp/1888889047
(I don't own a copy to confirm).
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From: "jacquesdebierue" <jacquesdebierue@ yahoo.com>
> The thought that William Faulkner might be considered unpublishable
> today is scary. I was told that by someone who works at a big
> publishing firm. It was not said jokingly.
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