The Library of Rejected Beauty

Note: If a story is reprinted after printing here and the author is reached by querying through their website, they ask for a 10% agent fee. This is not standard practice, caution advised.

There are two rules for The Library of Rejected Beauty:

The work must have been created specifically for publication somewhere else.
And then have been rejected by that place.
Did you spent hours crafting an article, story, comic strip or other artistic endeavour with the expectation of getting it published, only to have it cruelly and inexplicably rejected by tin-eared philistines? Has a commissioning editor failed to recognise your obvious greatness once again? Maybe your review of a film, play or book flies in the face of what your usual readership wants to hear. You wrote a short story to a bizarre set of restrictions for a competition and it failed to even place. Or you authored an article that was just so goddamn prescient and well-researched that no one would touch it with a bargepole.

And yet, and yet…it was really good. You know it. The reason it was rejected will forever remain a mystery, but one thing’s for sure: it wasn’t lack of quality.

It can languish on your hard drive, or it can shine in glorious brilliance as part of the Library of Rejected Beauty, which will one day be hailed as the twenty first century’s greatest repository of ‘See, I just was ahead of my time’.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words

7500 to 10000 words

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 1 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
14 min | 14.00 mean avg | 14 median | 14 max days
100.00% - avg 14 days
- (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
1 pending responses (239 min | 239 mean avg | 239 median | 239 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.

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