The Rejection Slips
The following letter was found among Carson McCullers‘ correspondence. It is dated November 10, 1939 and signed by Geraldine Mavor on behalf of the literary agent, Maxim Lieber:
Dear Mrs McCullers
I am sorry to say that your manuscripts SUCKER and COURT IN THE WEST EIGHTIES have been rejected by the following magazines respectively; The Virginia Quarterly, The Ladies’ Home Journal, Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, American Mercury, North American Review, Yale Review, Southern Review, Story, and; The Virginia Quarterly, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, The New Yorker,Harper’s Bazaar, Coronet, North American Review, The American Mercury, The Yale Review, Story, The Southern Review, Zone, Nutmeg.
We are returning the two stories herewith.