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Fun Friday: Reject Rebounds

October 28, 2011

Here’s something rather amusing. Publishers found Lolita (deservedly?) “Nauseating”; Jonathan Livingston Seagull was thought “ridiculous”, and The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank was seen as lacking in “perception” or “feeling.” Even Gone With the Wind was rejected 38 times, while Chicken Soup for the Soul was rejected over one hundred times before going on to become the best-selling non-fiction series in the world. So authors out there, take heart. There is hope for all of us! And readers, trust that the good authors will be tenacious so that we will be able to read their work.

Enjoy these two pieces from Jill Harness at  and Maeve Maddox over at

Happy Fun Friday—and we’re all rooting for a weekend that’s not a reject!



2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2011 8:08 am

    So true. An author friend once told me that the difference between a published author and an unpublished author (assuming the talent is there) is perseverance!

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