letters to surfers

I have encountered nothing but rejection from publishers. What should I do?

By Robert Brow  (www.brow.on.ca)

You have a great idea. Keep writing. Rejection says nothing about the value of a proposal. Adele Wiseman's Thumb-nose law says that E = MC squared means that the Excellence of a truly original work of art is equal to the product of the initial recoil of Most editors and Critics. T.S.Eliot's The Love Song of Alfred was completed by 1911, but no publisher would touch it till Ezra Pound recognized its value in 1915, and it became the fountainhead of modern poetry. George Orwell's Animal Farm was rejected by more than a dozen publishers in England and the U.S. before it became a best-seller and standard text in many languages. Doubleday rejected Irving Stone's biography of Van Gogh, Lust for Life. There is no way to sell a book about an unknown Dutch Painter. In 1950 Tolkien offered the Lord of the Rings to Collins, who sat on it for two years and then rejected it.

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