10 Funniest Rejection Letters

8/5/2010
by Grace Murano +
Misc
349,576 views
Tags: rejection letters
     
There's nothing like light-hearted humour help to ease the pain of rejection, as evidenced by this letter from the offices of Mad magazine, one of the most influential humour publications ever released. The letter was sent to all unsuccessful submitters of material during the much-lauded reign of Al Feldstein. (Source | Via)


Kindest rejection letter ever. (Source)


This letter belongs to Kevin Burg, whose grandmother received it in 1938. Despite Disney's declaration that women aren't to do any creative work, his grandmother eventually became an animator during WWII when women had to step up “For the War Effort.” Don't you love the stationery? So perfect to send to all the “girls” looking for jobs. (Source | Via)





This editor from Harlequin wrote the meanest rejection letter ever!

Note: Our reader Grace wrote to us to let us know this letter is fake. (Source)


Great example of how honesty is not appreciated on eharmony. (Source)


Letter addressed to a 12-year-old boy who tried to get into the Marine Corps, from Bill Shaprio's book, Other People's Rejection Letters! (Buy it Here | Via)


“Please change your race and then apply again”. (Source)


Another one from Bill Shapiro's book, ‘thank you but no, you are not pretty enough'. (Source)


Here's a rejection sent in by a blog-reader from the cruel world of freelance journalism. The editor says: "I can't really do much with this. Some nice writing but it reads too much like a cross between a poem and a pamphlet. We aspire for more 3rd person reported." (Source)

From the Web
You Might Also Like...
Comments
  Best this Month
140,137 views
  Best Ever
345,712 views
NSFW / 18+
  Best Ever
591,947 views
NSFW / 18+
  Best Ever
490,929 views
NSFW / 18+
  Best Ever
436,077 views
  Best Ever
1,069,331 views
ODDEE'S NEW WEBSITE
PROVIDED BY HUFF POST
Weird News
GET AWESOME SHIT BY E-MAIL
Subscribe to our newsletter:
This Week at Oddee
  Today
5,862 views
  Yesterday
24,661 views
  Monday
29,877 views
  Sunday
41,281 views
  Saturday
51,600 views
  Friday
32,161 views
From the Web