Not even Jane Austen could get published today

Jane Austen freak sent off opening chapters and synopses from Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Pride and Prejudice to 18 publishers. Then the rejection letters started coming back -- for all of them. And only one editor spotted the fraud.


BlondebutBright said...

Well that makes me feel better! What a nice idea. Just proves it's all luck of the draw. Right?

Trevor said...

Why can't I shake the feeling like I've heard this story before? There's this weird deja vu attached to it for me.

Either way, if I was the ed asst assigned to sift through the slush pile, I'd be embarrassed but I don't know if I'd a) recognize all of JA's works or b) pass any of it on for publication. We've heard this story before, I might think.