Friday, December 2, 2011

Editors not always right

A mildly amusing walk through rejection letters received by (subsequently) major writers: To be fair, some of these are early works, and I have always maintained that one role of acquisition editors is to protect writers from publishing their earlier, not-quite-ready works prematurely. And even the editor who rejected "Left Hand of Darkness" (which went on to become a major classic) is making a reasonable decision on what kind of book is right for his press.

But, you know, sometimes we're just wrong.

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