Rejections collected by six authors

1. Tom Clancy — "Hunt for Red October" rejected 12 times

2. John Grisham — "A Time to Kill" rejected by Doubleday

3. Ayn Rand — "The Fountainhead" rejected 12 times

4. Patricia Cornwell — "Postmortem" rejected 7 times

5. Mary Higgins Clark — first story rejected 40 times

6. Scott Turow — first novel rejected 25 times *

* "The Way Things Are" remains unpublished today


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