NPR : Famous Authors' Rejection Letters Surface: "Jack Kerouac, George Orwell and Sylvia Plath are just a few of the authors whose books were turned down by the Alfred A. Knopf publishing house. Researchers going through the Knopf archives have come across their rejection letters, as well as a few others. "
We always like these sorts of stories, don't we?
"Yes, someday they will discover what a genius I am. And they will be sorry."