These 9 Rejection Letters To Superstars Early In Their Careers Give Us All Hope

At one point, believe it or not, celebrities, artists, writers and movie directors were not famous… (obviously). Many of them were even rejected early on in their careers. These letters just goes to show you that no matter who says you can’t do something, always strive forward and keep doing what you love.


The U2 rejection letter


We have listened with careful consideration, but feel it is not suitable for us at present. We wish you luck with your future career.

Andy Warhol rejection letter


The Committee decided, after careful consideration, that they ought not to accept it for our Collection…. P.S. The drawing may be picked up from the Museum at your convenience.

Sylvia Plath rejection letter


I’m sorry we decided against these poems. We like the second section of AMNESIAC very much, but cannot see any relation between it and the first section. Perhaps we are being dense.

Kurt Vonnegut rejection letter


I am sincerely sorry that no one of [the three papers you submitted] seems to us well adapted for our purpose. Both the account of the bombing of Dresden and your article, “What’s a Fair Price for Golden Eggs?” have drawn commendation although neither one is quite compelling enough for final acceptance.

Tim Burton rejection letter


It may, however, be too derivative of the Seuss works to be marketable… I just don’t know.

Gertrude Stein rejection letter


Hardly one copy would sell here. Hardly one. Hardly one.

Jim Lee rejection letter


Your work looks as if it were done by four different people…. Resubmit when your work is consistent and when you have learned to draw hands.

Stieg Larsson rejection letter


He is the author of the Millennium trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo… those books) The translation is basically, Larsson’s test scores were to low for entrance into journalism school.

Madonna rejection letter


The only thing missing from this project is the material…. I did not like “Love On The Run” at all. I do not feel that she is ready yet…


Pretty incredible huh? Now keep doing what you love! Don’t forget to give this a share on Facebook before you go. (h/t 22 Words)

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