Thursday, April 09, 2009

Rejected? You're in Good Company

Okay, so don't feel so bad about that next rejection letter, since you'll find yourself in the company of George Orwell, whose work Animal Farm was turned down by TS Eliot. Apparently, when Eliot was director of the publisher Faber & Faber, he rejected Orwell's work as "good" but "not convincing." Does that sound familiar?

1 comment:

Ian said...

Graham Greene's first novel never did get published.

An interesting new quesion is whther publishing all or even part of a manuscript online will prevent a writer from getting a deal with a publishing house.