You’ve just finished writing a good manuscript. With serious editing and polishing of your work-piece, you feel it’s time to get your work showcased. Then, your search began… After an intense search, you were able to send your manuscripts to various agencies and publishers either via email or post mail. You were replied in weeks to come, you will receive a response regarding the decision on whether or not to move forward with your manuscript. Thinking that your work meets with the requirements of the literary agencies you sent your manuscripts to, you thought your work would gain acceptance by one of them, at least. To your very surprise, however, all of the agencies, at different time spaces, declined to move forward with your manuscript. Now, you ask yourself the question: ‘why was my manuscript rejected’?
Many authors, more often than not, experience the set back of their manuscript being rejected by publishers and literary agents. Even at some point in their literary journey, established authors have once had their works rejected countless number of times by literary professionals their manuscripts got to. The same question they asked. In this article, we will look into three likely reasons the manuscripts of authors form the rejections piles in the offices of many publishing and literary houses.