List of Notable Rejections

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Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen – 140 rejections
Dubliners by James Joyce – 22 rejections

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – 121 times rejections

Carrie by Stephen King – 30 rejections

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – 38 rejections

Dune by Frank Herbert – 23 rejections

JK Rowling – 12 rejections

Lord of the Flies William Golding – 20 rejections

Lolita by Nabokov – rejected by Viking, Simon & Schuster, New Directions, Farrar, Straus, and Doubleday

John Grisham – 45 rejections

Louis L’Amour – 200 rejections

And the winner is: Jack London – 600 rejections

“So you’re telling me there’s a chance.” 

– Lloyd Christmas 


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