Learn from Kathryn Stockett dozens of rejections for The Help
In More magazine, Kathryn Stockett talks about her road to publication. “In the end, I received 60 rejections for The Help. But letter number 61 was the one that accepted me. After my five years of writing and three and a half years of rejection, an agent named Susan Ramer took pity on me. What if I had given up at 15? Or 40? Or even 60? Three weeks later, Susan sold The Help to Amy Einhorn Books.” But the version that got accepted was not the first (not by a long shot) one she sent out. With every rejection, she re-wrote the book, trying to improve it.