Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Legend Scribbles

It's one thing to have gotten a classic Gordon Lish rejection, such as this.  It's another to have gotten a handwritten "Good to see. Keep on _______ (something or other)" from the man himself.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like "keep in touch."

Laura Maylene said...

I think it says "Keep in touch." Which makes me wonder if this was a relative/old acquaintance or something.

Kay said...

wow..I think even I would like a rejection like this!

Anonymous said...

I once got one almost exactly like this from Lish - a few weeks later the Quarterly folded, though. Oops.

Mary Ann said...
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Mary Ann said...

I got one like this too! Mine said, "Let's see what else you've got." He attached some stamps. To my everlasting regret, I didn't sent him anything else, and then it was too late. I'll never forget the kindness of him writing those few words.