In case you needed a reminder, no one is perfect. And this includes famous writers like Stephen King and even the classic authors we all learn about today in our English classes like George Orwell. Even before Louisa May Alcott`s novel, Little Women, became dearly loved and adapted into multiple films, she too was rejected.
Here are some rejection quotes that were used against five famous authors who were turned away by publishers and editors, but then ended up becoming quite famous anyway! Hope this works as a reminder to never give up on your dreams!
“Stick to teaching.”
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2. Stephen King
“We are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell.”
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“You’d have a decent book if you got rid of that Gatsby character.”
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“..you just don’t know how to use the English language.”
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5. H.G. Wells
“An endless nightmare. I think the verdict would be ‘Oh don’t read that horrid book.’
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