Dear Mr Hemingway

Dear Mr Hemingway,

We thank you for your submission, and for your service to your country. Our publication is currently not looking for stories based around war as we believe that the war should not have been fought in the first place.

All the best.

The Publishing World, 2018.

Dear Mr Hemingway,

Our publication is one that likes to represent writers of a background other than those who have written history for the past centuries. Although we found your writing of high quality, and we find your alcoholism a sincere struggle, we must decline your submission. Our readers will find it difficult to relate to your story and empathise with your protagonists when there are more strenuous experiences and suffering in the people of our world today that are not self inflicted. We hope that you find the momentum to continue submitting to publishers and come to the realisation that though we are not interested at this time, this is no way a reason to stop writing or stop submitting. Maybe it it would work best on a niche blog where you can one day work up enough followers to get AdWords and make some money that way. Subscribe to our Online Marketing Class now and get a $150 discount!

The Publishing World, 2018.

Dear Mr Hemingway,

Thank you for sharing your love story between you and Agnus von Kurowski, it sure is a compelling tale. Unfortunately, we are not publishing war romance at this point in time. However, should the Ms Kurowski wish to submit telling the story from her perspective, we would be interested in discussing a contract immediately.

Looking forward to hearing from Ms Kurowski.

The Publishing World, 2018.

Dear Mr Hemingway,

Firstly, we are sorry to hear about your recent suicide, it must have been very difficult for you. Unfortunately, we are not looking for post mortem autobiographies by straight, white men from the 20th century at this point in time.

Good luck next century if Trump prevails.

The Publishing World, 2018.

NB: This blog post was written as a way to amuse myself in thinking, so what if someone as prolific a writer as Hemingway did try to get published in 2018, how would that go?

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