Toni Morrison’ Frank Rejection Letters to Aspiring Authors

I love the image of Toni Morrison taking the time and care to give honest feedback to aspiring authors around the country during her years as an editor at Random House. Genuine, thoughtful feedback is a gift we too rarely give each other.

“During her 16 years at Random House, Morrison wrote hundreds of rejection letters…Regardless of destination, Morrison’s rejections tend to be long, generous in their suggestions, and direct in their criticism.”

There Is No Point in My Being Other Than Honest with You: On Toni Morrison’s Rejection Letters | LA Review of Books


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Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller

Provo, UT