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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Manuscript Rejection Letter

Lee Pennington has been published in more than 300 magazines--and rejected so many thousand times that in one six-month period he papered all four walls of a room with rejection slips. ("I loved getting the 8 by 11 rejections more than the 3 by 5 ones because they covered more space.") He has also filled scrapbooks with rejection slips, used them for coasters, and given rejection parties--invitations written on the back of rejection slip. [I once received a rejection letter one year after the book in question had been published by another house.]
Rotten Reviews & Rejections, 1998

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