aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Dancing because the shoe is on the other foot

Back before he was a famous writer (check out the Travis McGee series), the late John D. MacDonald, like all of us, got tons of rejections letters.

Later, when he was famous, magazines started soliciting him for stories.

And I guess in a little bit of tit for tat, he sent this sarcastic rejection letter.

Which kind of reminds me of this letter to Knopf from Norman Maclean, which includes the memorable sentence: "If the situation ever arose when Alfred A. Knopf was the only publishing house remaining in the world and I was the sole remaining author, that would mark the end of the world of books."

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