Sunday, April 6, 2008

The statistics: Reasons for novel's rejection

9%: Love no longer a universal theme
12%: Too many hyphens
22%: Mispelled the word "lotion" on page 367
20%: Cover had Oprah disapproval sticker
18%: Agent not in story as promised
19%: Could be fatally exciting

from The Onion


Collin Kelley said...


This actually sounds about right.

Bookfraud said...

damn! i knew i should have cut down the hyphens. and cut out the love story.

collin is right; it does sound true.

Joan McMillan said...

That is hilarious! I especially liked the "agent not in story as promised."

I'm nearly afraid it could be true.