Category Archives: Rejection Notes

Dear Doctor Arthur Conan Doyle

Dear Doctor Arthur Conan Doyle

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Regrettably, I see no future for Shlock. Wait, what’s his name? See what I mean? I’ve already forgotten.more

Rejection Notes #8: Franz Kafka

Rejection Notes #8: Franz Kafka

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The German-language existentialist finds that his work is deeply misunderstood…more

Rejection Notes #7: Cormac McCarthy

Rejection Notes #7: Cormac McCarthy

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I can’t get past the gratuitous use of product placement in the manuscript. For example, in chapter six the narrator is warming up a Tombstone pizza, even though the story takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. more

Rejection Notes #6: Frederick Exley

Rejection Notes #6: Frederick Exley

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The author of A Fan’s Notes learns he might not be as funny as he thinks he ismore

Rejection Notes #5: David Foster Wallace

Rejection Notes #5: David Foster Wallace

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The late great author gets some friendly advice regarding the page count of his latest workmore

Rejection Notes #4: Samuel Beckett

Rejection Notes #4: Samuel Beckett

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The Irish author learns his style might not play so well for Americansmore

Rejection Notes #3: George Orwell

Rejection Notes #3: George Orwell

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A groundbreaking look inside the authors’ revision processmore

Rejection Notes #2: Jack Kerouac

Rejection Notes #2: Jack Kerouac

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In which an unfortunate accident befalls the author’s forever lost typewritten scrollmore

Rejection Notes #1: Norman Mailer

Rejection Notes #1: Norman Mailer

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Dear Mr. Mailer: Our rejection has nothing to do with us doubting your identitymore