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Reject A Hit. . . Have you seen this?

Reject A Hit . . . Writer’s Digest Magazine, Rejection Letter column is a hit with local writers.

Sonoma County Writer Amy Marincik’s spoof rejection on Great Expectations was selected for the March/April 2013 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine.

Writers Forum presenter, Daniel Ari, wrote a pithy rejection letter to e.e. cummings, published in the July/August 2014 issue of the magazine.

Reject A Hit.Daniel Ari

You, too, can be featured on the last page of Writer’s Digest magazine’s, Reject A Hit column.

300 words or fewer. Submit via email to with “Reject a hit” in the subject line.

Go for it!

Here is a list of books that have been spoofed rejected.


September       The Godfather by Mario Puzo

October           Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Nov/Dec          How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss


January           Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

March/April    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, spoofed by Amy Marincik

May/June        Burning Down My Masters’ House: My Life at the NY Times Jayson Blair

July/August    The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

October           The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Nov/Dec          The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


January           The Road by Cormac McCarthy

February         The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

March/April    Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

May/June        Tess of the D’Urbevilles

July/Aug         Tulips & Chimmeys by e.e. cummings, spoofed by Daniel Ari

Your Turn!  Write your 300 word Spoof Rejection and submit to Reject A Hit, Writer’s Digest magazine.


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One comment

  1. Kathy Myers

    This is a fun exercise. I had one spoof rejected (Atlas Shrugged) and one still in their slush pile (The Peter Principle). As I look at the list of accepted spoofs, I think a good idea to improve your chances would be to refer to a high school and college reading list. There may be a youth factor with the readers (Dr.Seuss x2, Goodnight Moon?)
    Daniel Ari’s spoof rejection of e.e. cummings is very clever. I can tell he had fun with it.

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