ATG Quirkies: Could this be the worst rejection letter of all time. Does It Have To Be A Whale?

by | Oct 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Talk about a publishing faux pas!  Moby Dick rejection letter asks “does it have to be a whale?”

The video in this post “details a rejection letter received by American novelist Herman Melville after he submitted his manuscript for Moby Dick to the editor of the Bentley & Son publishing house.

The letter, from Peter J. Bentley, outlined changes he wanted to make to the manuscript, including shortening its “vision-impairing length” and adding more “voluptuous maidens”…”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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