Friday Fun Facts

Most-Rejected Books

The season of resolutions is almost here. As a writer, consider this goal: aim to get rejected. After all, some of the most famous and popular published books today received a resounding NO from publishers. To inspire you to keep writing, check out this list of the most-rejected books of all time. Let us know in the comments if you recognize any titles!

Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen: 144 rejections

The Help by Kathryn Stockett: 60 rejections

Carrie by Stephen King: 30 rejections

A Time to Kill by John Grisham: 28 rejections

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss: 27 rejections

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: 26 rejections

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: 25 rejections

The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks: 24 rejections

Lord of the Flies by William Golding: 21 rejections

Happy New Year from Spring Cedars! Here’s to reaching your writing goals in 2021!

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