Getting published is hard. Really hard. It’s easy for your work to get lost in the crush of the hundreds of thousands of manuscript submissions that are filtering around publishing houses and lit journals right now, and it’s even easier to get discouraged when rejection letter after rejection letter arrives in the mail. You might even think that you’re a bad writer and should just give up on your craft. But the next time you think this, read this article published at Writer’s Circle about 9 of the most famous authors in English literature who were initially rejected by publishers, often by many publishers. With names like Anne Frank, George Orwell, and William Golding making the list, it’s hard not to be inspired to keep on pressing forward and to never, ever, give up on your dreams.