Just for fun, match the rejection with the author who received it (and no Googling):
1. "We are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell."
2. "We found the heroine as boring as her husband had."
3. "This is a work of almost-genius – genius in the power of its expression – almost in the sense of its enormous bitterness. I wish there were an audience for a book of this kind. But there isn’t. It won’t sell."
4. "It is impossible to sell animal stories in the U.S.A."
5. "I am sorry, [author's name], but you just do not know how to use the English language."
6. "The book is so endlessly complicated by details of reference and information, the interim legends become so much of a nuisance despite their relevance, that the very action of the story seems to be to become hopelessly bogged down and the book, eventually, unreadable."
7. "I loved it. I stayed up all night reading it. There is no way in hell we can publish this."
8. "My dear fellow, I may be dead from the neck up, but rack my brains as I may I can't see why a chap should need thirty pages to describe how he turns over in bed before going to sleep."
9. "...too different from other [genre] on the market to warrant its selling."
10. "Get rid of the Indian stuff."
A. Rudyard Kipling
B. George Orwell
C. Dr. Seuss
D. Marcel Proust
E. Ayn Rand
F. Ursula K. Le Guin
G. Stephen King
H. Tony Hillerman
I. Mary Higgins Clark
(Correct answers will be provided in comments later today)