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    I wish modern day rejection letters were more like this. My favorite is #14. Improbable. 

    — Heidi

    via Retronaut:

    The rejection slip the motion picture studio Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1925) sent screenwriters whose submissions were found wanting. Essanay is best remembered today for its series of Charlie Chaplin films.

    (via Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture)

  2. Rejection

  1. Posted on 2 August, 2012

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    Reblogged from thesmithian

    npr:

thesmithian:


The New Yorker this week is publishing a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Thank You for the Light,” that it rejected three-quarters of a century ago.

more.

“‘Thank You for the Light,’ which Fitzgerald’s grandchildren discovered while going through his papers, is just a vignette — only a page long — almost fable-like, and written in a pared-down style that, at the end especially, seems more Hemingway than Fitzgerald,” says the NYT. Wow, definitely want to read this!—Daisy 

    npr:

    thesmithian:

    The New Yorker this week is publishing a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Thank You for the Light,” that it rejected three-quarters of a century ago.

    more.

    “‘Thank You for the Light,’ which Fitzgerald’s grandchildren discovered while going through his papers, is just a vignette — only a page long — almost fable-like, and written in a pared-down style that, at the end especially, seems more Hemingway than Fitzgerald,” says the NYT

    Wow, definitely want to read this!
    —Daisy 

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