F. Scott Fitzgerald inspired this blog, so I am always on the lookout for any FSF tidbits — and found some stunning news today in the New Yorker. In 1936, the ever-tony publication rejected Fitzgerald’s short (very short) story “Thank You for the Light” because it was “too fantastic.” Seventy-six (count ’em — 76) years later, the editors have changed their minds. The story appears in the New Yorker‘s August 6, 2012 edition. Read it online here.

Yes, even the greatest of the greats experience rejection. Keep the faith, all ye writers!

Photo: Virgin Mary cigarette case, available here. You’ll understand the reference after you read “Thank You for the Light.”