Albedo 1 – Aeon Contest – REJECT!

I submitted both “The Coquettrice” and “Crack o'Doom” to the Albedo 1 Aeon Short Story Contest. And both crashed and burned. They announced the winners on the website.

So… rejections. The following are borrowed from: Rejections of Famous Writers.

    Lust for Life by Irving Stone (which was rejected 16 times, but found a publisher and went on to sell about 25 million copies):

  • ‘ A long, dull novel about an artist.’

    Catch – 22 by Joseph Heller

  • ‘I haven’t really the foggiest idea about what the man is trying to say… Apparently the author intends it to be funny – possibly even satire – but it is really not funny on any intellectual level … From your long publishing experience you will know that it is less disastrous to turn down a work of genius than to turn down talented mediocrities.’

    The Spy who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré

  • ‘You’re welcome to le Carré – he hasn’t got any future.’

    Animal Farm by George Orwell

  • ‘It is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA’

I get a little pang of discouragement whenever I get a rejection, but…I stomp its little head into powder. I will not be dissuaded!


~ by angelmccoy on October 16, 2008.

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