Author J.K. Rowling Got Rejected (Even After Harry Potter)

March 25, 2016

Every good artist gets rejected, but Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling got it after she became wildly sucessful. Despite selling 400 million copies of her Harry Potter books, she had trouble getting her novel The Cuckoo's Calling published under her alais Robert Galbraith.  

Galbraith/Rowling got some cringe-worthy rejection letters, and was kind enough to post a few on Twitter to encourage writers out there to keep at it!
 


Constable & Robinson notes it "could not publish [the crime novel] with commercial success." An editor advised the author to read the Writer's Handbook and noted "a writer's group/writing course may help."

Class, today we are studying the works of JK Rowling. :)

And for awesome sauce, Chocolat author Joanne Harris tweeted this in response - 
 

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