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Here are some more examples of famous authors rejected. 

Sylvia Plath

According to one publisher, Ms. Plath's ability as a poet was nothing special:

There certainly isn't enough genuine talent for us to take notice.

 E E Cummings

Mr. Cummings’ first work, The Enormous Room, was rejected by 15 publishers. He eventually self-published the book and it went on to become considered a masterpiece of modern poetry. The kicker? He dedicated the book to the 15 publishers who rejected him. Ouch.

 Irving Stone

Mr. Stone’s Lust for Life was rejected 16 times, once with this helpful synopsis: A long, dull novel about an artist.

The book went on to sell over 25 million copies.

  Rudyard Kipling

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

These were the words used by one of the editors of the San Francisco Examiner newspaper when rejecting one of Mr. Kipling’s short stories. Mr. Kipling is now a revered author and the San Francisco Examiner is….

 Frank Herbert

Dune was rejected 20 times before successfully reaching print – and becoming one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time.

Richard Adams

Mr. Adams' Watership Down was rejected since Older children wouldn’t like it because its language was too difficult.

 Madeleine L'Engle

Ms. L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time was rejected by 26 publishers before finally breaking into print. It went on to win the 1963 Newbery Medal.

Clancy's comment: Mm ... I hope this post inspires and encourages you writers. Keep at it. Prove them wrong.

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