What if Dr. Seuss, J.K. Rowling and Mary Shelley Were Rejected by Agents?

As writers who receive piles of rejection letters, it only seems fair that, from time to time, we be given an opportunity to return the favor. There are many books I’d love to reject (here’s my #1 choice), if only for the satisfaction of releasing some pent up frustration and envy. Or, perhaps, just to be funny. Thanks to a few witty writers, we have some fake rejection letters that are pretty hilarious. (Plus, your chance to write a rejection.)

Read these rejection letters written by some of our readers:

Reject a Hit: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Reject a Hit: J.K. Rowling

Reject a Hit: Dr. Seuss

Reject a Hit: Marley & Me


Take the WD challenge by humorously rejecting a hit in 400 words or fewer. Send your letter to wdsubmissions@fwmedia.com with “Reject a Hit” in the subject line. Yours could appear in a future issue! (Submitted pieces may be edited for space or clarity.)


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2 thoughts on “What if Dr. Seuss, J.K. Rowling and Mary Shelley Were Rejected by Agents?

  1. plumage

    Careful people this one may come back to bite you. Its OK to answer only if you don’t expect to ever be famous.

    see ‘writing excuses’ series 9 for advice for writers on making comments public forums.

  2. medattoli

    Found a typo in the following sentence in your article: “(Plus, you’re chance to write a rejection.)”. “You’re” should be “your.”


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