Second Chances: Rejected F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Published
Via The Huffington Post:
F. Scott Fitzgerald just got a little more relatable: eleven years after The Great Gatsby came out, he was still getting the "thanks but no thanks" treatment from high-level magazines—which makes sense in a way, as his masterpiece didn't receive public attention until after his death in 1940. His short piece "Thank You For The Light" was rejected in 1936, according to a spokesperson at The New Yorker. The magazine noted that it was "altogether out of the question. It seems to us so curious and so unlike the kind of thing we associate with him and really too fantastic."
But now, on the eve of his seminal novel becoming Hollywood gold, the story was retrieved from "the vault" by Fitzgerald's grandchildren, and The New Yorker has changed their tune. They plan on publishing the piece in their upcoming issue.
As you obviously want to read it, you can check it out here.
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