These are hilarious, love the Princeton rejection letter the best.
The princeton rejection is sooooo great.
I love the grant denial. If only all rejections came with such creative drawings, I think that the whole process would be easier.
I think the grant denial was printed on the applicants drawing lol
No the applicant drew ON his rejection letter.
I don't get it
The artist applied for a grant, was declined, then drew a cartoon on the rejection letter portraying how soul-sucking it can be begging for money to support your art.
Princeton is a fake. The body of the letter is clearly altered. print is darker and the e is slightly different.
second the hamburgler - princeton is for sure a fake ... nice try?
I'm not saying the Princeton letter is genuine, but it's on letterhead from 1957, the fonts are likely different. One is printer font and one is typewriter.
Also think that the LSU rejection letter is a fake. I've worked for a college, and no matter how bad a submission is, I cannot EVER imagine a circumstance like that. At least not from anyone that wants to keep their job.
I'm not so sure, cat. I've heard some New Delta stories. (It's staffed by volunteer students.)
The Princeton letter is genuine. The body and letterhead were pre-printed, the salutation and closing typed later. This was common in 1957. What is really interesting about is that Princeton got enough inquiries about its non-existent law school that it felt it necessary to pay for pre-printed 'no law school' rejection letters.
I love the text-message one! Drinking... can't drive... sleeping... but WHERE???
Also, the New Delta Reply. I wonder if they could possibly have put the statement "your work is quite terrible" into a more formal, polite phrase. LOL
I Googled the Princeton reject. It appears that he had an active practice in Michigan after graduating from Harvard in '60. (Who knew Harvard had a law school!)
Wait -- Princeton, New Jersey has a COLLEGE?
But ... but ... Princeton DOES have a Law School ... it started in 1847. A friend of mine was President of the California State Bar, and he's a Princeton Law Grad. I guess Princeton *really* didn't like that applicant!! And-or it's a fake; still funny, either way.
Nope. While Princeton does have a program that focuses on law and public affairs, it hasn't had a law school since the 1850's. Your friend may have gotten some degree from Princeton and his J.D. from another university.
The New Delta Review one is real and well-known; and it's (intentionally) funny if you're an author/editor because that's often the subtext of more 'polite' rejection letters.
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