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Best-Sellers Initially Rejected

Some of the biggest errors of judgement in publishing history

Famous Rejection Letters

The actual letters sent by industry professionals

Definition & Etymology

The meaning and history of literary rejection

Quotes About Rejection

A diverse collection to inspire all


The internet success of one blog post about rejections, initiated a desire to build on its encouraging revelations by encompassing the full breadth of social media to create an online hub of support for writers.


Welcome to a website helping writers persevere through rejection, using advice articles, exclusive interviews, their stories of rejection, an extensive agency database, and inspirational quotes.


An evolving database of the submission polices for over 300 literary agencies throughout the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Israel, China, Brazil, Italy, France and Spain.



This website has received numerous recommendations from industry professionals since it was launched.

If you wish to contribute your own quote for inclusion on our testimonials page we would love to hear from you.

Click the link to read the kind words we have received by e-mail, social media, in print, and at conferences.


Rejection is Universal

Since the website was launched it has generated huge interest throughout the publishing industry and beyond:

Literary Rejections is now read in 135 countries around the world and has had over 30 million web hits since going live.

Read by writers, agents, publishers actors, presenters, musicians, journalists and athletes proves that rejection is universal.


New 2015 Features

Our mission has always been to do everything possible to inspire and encourage those experiencing rejection. Therefore:

Throughout 2015 we will be expanding this website with a host of new features and additional content.

So please bookmark our website and follow us on social media to get the exclusive news on these new features throughout the year.

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