10 Rejection Letters That Prove You Shouldn’t Take Harsh Criticism To Heart.
"Lord of the Flies" was rejected by 20 publishers. One claimed it was "an absurd and uninteresting fantasy which was rubbish and dull."
Stieg Larson, best-selling author of The Millennium Trilogy, was rejected by a journalism graduate program in Stockholm.
One rejection letter he received read "We are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell."
While still in high school, Burton submitted his book, "The Giant Zlig," to Walt Disney Productions; however, they found it "too derivative of the Seuss works to be marketable." After graduating, the company brought Burton on as an animator's apprentice.
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