Monday, October 25, 2010
Rejected Science Fiction and Fantasy
Rejected as in, what were these publishers thinking? Via HuffPo, the site io9 gives us the backstory on 15 classics that had a hard time getting started. For instance, there's Carrie: 'Stephen King's first published novel sold four million copies in paperback. And garnered 30 rejections from publishers. One of them wrote, "'We are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell." Tired of rejection slips, King reportedly threw the manuscript into the garbage — but his wife fished it out again, and he decided to try one more time.' More...
Posted by Jim Menick at 1:39 PM